What is another word for threadbare?

701 synonyms found


[ θɹˈɛdbe͡ə], [ θɹˈɛdbe‍ə], [ θ_ɹ_ˈɛ_d_b_eə]

The word "threadbare" means something that has been worn out due to constant use and is now very thin or has lost its original quality. Synonyms for threadbare include worn-out, shabby, frayed, tattered, dilapidated, ragged, faded, and threadworn. Other synonyms for threadbare include old-fashioned, passe, outdated, antiquated, and outmoded. If you are searching for an alternative word for threadbare, you can use the phrases well-worn, well-used, run-down, or timeworn. Whatever your preference, these synonyms for threadbare will help you to accurately describe an object that is showing the signs of wear and tear.

Related words: seams and features, threads and yarns and fabric, threadbare clothes, a threadbare jacket, threads and eyes, needles and pins

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What are the hypernyms for Threadbare?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for threadbare?

Threadbare means something that has become worn out or thin due to overuse or exposure. The opposite of the word threadbare could be plushy, meaning soft, luxurious and well-cushioned. Another antonym for threadbare is fresh, meaning newly made or renovated. It is also opposite to shabby, meaning old, worn-out or dilapidated. Instead of being worn out, one can use pristine, meaning immaculate or perfectly clean. Some other antonyms for threadbare could be abundant, plentiful or excess, meaning something that is in abundance and can never become thin or wear out. Hence, threadbare can be interpreted in many different ways, and its antonyms largely depend on the context it is used in.

Usage examples for Threadbare

He had been very close to her, and she had had time to notice that his coat was threadbare.
"The Crisis, Volume 6"
Winston Churchill
The curtains are dingy and threadbare the walls dingy; the ceiling, though lofty, dingy; the boxes on either side for Plaintiff and Defendant are scratched and defaced by the innumerable witnesses who have blundered into them, kicking their shoes against the woodwork.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
It is Slingsby, the schoolmaster, a thin, elderly man, rather threadbare and slovenly, somewhat indolent in manner, and with an easy, good-humoured look, not often met with in his craft.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving

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