What does wear thin mean?

Definitions for wear thin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wear thin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thin(verb)

    deteriorate through use or stress

    "The constant friction wore out the cloth"


  1. wear thin(Verb)

    To lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.

Anagrams for wear thin »

  1. in the raw, tarwhine


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wear thin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wear thin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charlie Leocha:

    People are becoming more aware of the fact that airfares are just becoming indecipherable, at a certain point the patience of the American public starts to wear thin.

  2. Susan MacManus:

    He is not a' for-the-moment' person ; he is more calculating and always looking long term, he is trying to be the statesman and anticipating that Donald Trump will wear thin. He's just really trying to stay the course right now, which compared to the others, he's doing pretty well with.

Images & Illustrations of wear thin

  1. wear thin

Translations for wear thin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • agotarseSpanish
  • kuluaFinnish
  • [[tracić]] [[na]] [[znaczeniu]]Polish
  • gastar, desgastarPortuguese
  • износиться, истощиться, протираться, истощаться, протереться, иссякать, иссякнуть, изнашиватьсяRussian
  • 磨薄Chinese

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