What does threadbare mean?

Definitions for threadbare
ˈθrɛdˌbɛərthread·bare

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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'"

  2. threadbare(adj)

    having the nap worn away so that the threads show through

    "threadbare rugs"

Wiktionary

  1. threadbare(Adjective)

    shabby, frayed and worn to an extent that warp threads show

  2. threadbare(Adjective)

    wearing clothes of threadbare material

  3. threadbare(Adjective)

    banal or clichéd; trite or hackneyed

  4. Origin: thread + bare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threadbare(adj)

    worn to the naked thread; having the nap worn off; threadbare clothes

  2. Threadbare(adj)

    fig.: Worn out; as, a threadbare subject; stale topics and threadbare quotations

How to pronounce threadbare?

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How to say threadbare in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of threadbare in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of threadbare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of threadbare in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Images & Illustrations of threadbare

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