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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Repeated too often; Having the nap worn away so that the filaments show through.

Usage examples (40)
  • From the original ten pairs of socks, I now have twelve very threadbare odd ones.
  • I had not meant to spend any more money on the house, but I was worn threadbare from the discomfort of having no room of my own.
  • His office, we learn, is "threadbare"; its wall-to-wall carpet, old.
  • A couple of threadbare rugs completed a somewhat depressing "interior." for more
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