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threadbare

thread·bare

threadbare

 
pronunciation:
thred beIr
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of fabric, so worn that the individual threads can be seen.
The poor man was shivering in his threadbare clothing.
synonyms:
frayed, worn
similar words:
raveled, shabby
definition 2: shabby, as a garment or a person's appearance or manner of living.
His mother was shocked to see his threadbare apartment.
synonyms:
disheveled, moth-eaten, poor, shabby, worn-out
similar words:
seedy, slovenly
definition 3: trite and not persuasive or interesting.
The novel's threadbare plot was criticized by many reviewers.
synonyms:
banal, hackneyed, moth-eaten, trite, uninteresting, worn
similar words:
bromidic, clichéd, dull, hack, insipid, jejune, old, overused, shopworn, stale, stock
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