Synonyms and Antonyms of threadbare
- We bought a threadbare couch at a garage sale.
gone to seed
- a novel filled with nothing but threadbare clichés
boring, colorless, drab, dreary, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, humdrum, leaden, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, prosaic, stodgy, stuffy, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, vapid, wearisome, weary, wearying
- I loved that threadbare shirt, but after 10 years of wear, it was time to throw it away.
Synonym Discussion of threadbare
- "you win some, you lose some" is a trite expression
- all of the metaphors and images in the poem are hackneyed
- views of minorities that are stereotyped and out-of-date
- a mystery novel with a threadbare plot
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