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Synonyms for threadbare
ˈθrɛdˌbɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn(adj)

    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'"

    Antonyms:
    new, original

  2. threadbare(adj)

    having the nap worn away so that the threads show through

    "threadbare rugs"

    Synonyms:
    tired, hackneyed, stock(a), commonplace, trite, banal, shopworn, old-hat, well-worn, timeworn

    Antonyms:
    new, original

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. threadbare

    Synonyms:
    hackneyed, commonplace, trite, stale, worn out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. threadbare(a.)

    Synonyms:
    napless, worn out

  2. threadbare(a.)

    Synonyms:
    trite, hackneyed, stale, beaten, common, commonplace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. threadbare(a)

    Synonyms:
    napless, pileworn, seedy, trite, hackneyed

How to pronounce threadbare?

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How to say threadbare in sign language?

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How to use threadbare in a sentence?

  1. Norman Douglas:

    What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes. Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings-- they are so trite, so threadbare. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race, and the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot be far wrong. Has any man ever attained to inner harmony by pondering the experience of others? Not since the world began! He must pass through fire.

  2. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif:

    The U.S. needs to view regional issues more seriously than raise baseless and threadbare allegations against Iran, mr. Kerry should ask U.S. allies where the Islamic State’s arms come from.


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