HyperDic: threadbare

English > 2 senses of the word threadbare:
ADJECTIVEallthreadbare, banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, timeworn, tired, trite, well-wornrepeated / repeated too often
allthreadbarehaving the nap worn away so that the threads show through
threadbare > pronunciation
Soundsthreh'dbeh.r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > threadbare: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrepeated / repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.
Example "repeating threadbare jokes"
Synonymsbanal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn
Broaderunoriginalnot original
Spanishbanal, gastado, manida, manido, sabida, sobada, sobado, trillada, trillado, trivial
Catalanbanal
English > threadbare: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving the nap worn away so that the threads show through.
Example"threadbare rugs"
Broaderwornaffected by wear

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