Pronunciation of Threadbare
/θɹˈɛdbe͡ə/, /θɹˈɛdbeə/, /θ_ɹ_ˈɛ_d_b_eə/
Antonyms for threadbare:
Synonyms for threadbare:
Other synonyms and related words:
bromidic, overused, indigent, bombed-out, scruffy, poor, musty, platitudinous, shabby, Pauperized, stereotypic, tatterdemalion, worn-out, standard, stereotypical, bedraggled, hack, hackney, down-at-the-heels, shoddy, humdrum, frayed, Overworked, ragged, Decaying, destitute, shopsoiled, ratty, seedy, famished, scrubby, stereotyped, prosaic, unglamorous, platitudinal, tattered, faded, broken-down, grungy, cobwebby, Beggared, dog-eared, dingy, down-at-heel, unglamourous, rundown, decrepit, moth-eaten, necessitous, raggedy, warmed-over, broke, dilapidated, tumbledown, sleazy, beggarly, tatty, stale, cliche, dirt-poor, needful, mangy, corny.
trite, corny (adjective)
worn, frayed (adjective)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
Usage examples for threadbare:
- All else was neat and tidy, though threadbare with use. - "Victor Ollnee's Discipline", Hamlin Garland.
- So much may order and arrangement do To make the cheap seem choice, the threadbare new. - "The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry", Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A..
- He leaned over them, and his fingers grabbed and twisted at the front of Drew's threadbare shell jacket. - "Ride Proud, Rebel!", Andre Alice Norton.