Definition of threadbare
Examples of threadbare in a Sentence
bought a threadbare couch at a garage sale
a novel filled with nothing but threadbare clichés
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The pleasure of classic low-budget science-fiction films—the threadbare apocalypses of the nineteen-fifties—is the fusion of authentic fear with the earnestness inherent in comic-book-like creatures and effects.
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THREADBARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of threadbare for English Language Learners
: very thin and in bad condition from too much use
: not very effective, interesting, etc., because of being used too often
THREADBARE Defined for Kids
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