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thread·bare

 (thrĕd′bâr′)
adj.
1. Having the nap worn down so that the filling or warp threads show through; frayed or shabby: threadbare rugs.
2. Wearing old, shabby clothing.
3. Overused to the point of being worn out; hackneyed: threadbare excuses.

threadbare

(ˈθrɛdˌbɛə)
adj
1. (of cloth, clothing, etc) having the nap worn off so that the threads are exposed
2. meagre or poor: a threadbare existence.
3. hackneyed: a threadbare argument.
4. wearing threadbare clothes; shabby
ˈthreadˌbareness n

thread•bare

(ˈθrɛdˌbɛər)

adj.
1. having the nap worn off so as to lay bare the threads of the weave, as a fabric or garment.
2. wearing threadbare clothes; shabby or poor.
3. hackneyed; trite; ineffectively stale: threadbare arguments.
4. meager, scanty, or poor: a threadbare account or report.
[1325–75]
thread′bare`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.threadbare - repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham
2.threadbare - having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"

threadbare

adjective
1. shabby, worn, frayed, old, ragged, worn-out, scruffy, tattered, tatty, down at heel She sat cross-legged on a square of threadbare carpet.
shabby new, good, smart, brand-new, well-preserved
2. hackneyed, common, tired, stale, corny (slang), stock, familiar, conventional, stereotyped, commonplace, well-worn, trite, clichéd, overused, cliché-ridden the government's threadbare domestic policies
hackneyed new, different, original, fresh, novel, unusual, unfamiliar, unconventional

threadbare

adjective
1. Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations
بالٍ، رَث
obnošenýošumnělý
tyndslidt
snjáîur
eskimişincelmiş

threadbare

[ˈθredbɛəʳ] ADJ [coat, blanket, carpet] → raído, gastado (fig) [argument] → trillado

threadbare

[ˈθrɛdbɛər] adj [carpet] → râpé(e), élimé(e)

threadbare

adjabgewetzt, fadenscheinig; clothes alsoabgetragen; carpet alsoabgelaufen; (fig) argumentfadenscheinig; jokeabgedroschen; ideaveraltet

threadbare

[ˈθrɛdˌbɛəʳ] adj (coat, blanket) → logoro/a, consumato/a, liso/a (fig) (argument) → trito/a

thread

(θred) noun
1. a thin strand of cotton, wool, silk etc, especially when used for sewing. a needle and some thread.
2. the spiral ridge around a screw. This screw has a worn thread.
3. the connection between the various events or details (in a story, account etc). I've lost the thread of what he's saying.
verb
1. to pass a thread through. I cannot thread this needle; The child was threading beads.
2. to make (one's way) through. She threaded her way through the crowd.
ˈthreadbare adjective
(of material) worn thin; shabby. a threadbare jacket.
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