Threadbare

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • adj. Having the nap worn down so that the filling or warp threads show through; frayed or shabby: threadbare rugs.
  • adj. Wearing old, shabby clothing.
  • adj. Overused to the point of being worn out; hackneyed: threadbare excuses.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • adj. shabby, frayed and worn to an extent that warp threads show
  • adj. wearing clothes of threadbare material
  • adj. banal or clich├ęd; trite or hackneyed
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • adj. Worn to the naked thread; having the nap worn off; threadbare clothes.
  • adj. Fig.: Worn out
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Having the thread bare; worn so that the nap is lost and the thread is visible, either wholly or in certain parts: said of a piece of textile fabric, as in a garment, or of the garment itself.
  • Wearing threadbare clothes; shabby; seedy.
  • Well-worn; much used; hence, hackneyed; trite: as, a threadbare jest.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • adj. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
  • adj. having the nap worn away so that the threads show through
  • Equivalent
    unoriginal    worn   
    Synonym
    Words with the same meaning
    hackneyed   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    tattered    woolen    well-worn    shabby    rumple