Threadbareness \Thread"bare`ness\, n. The state of being threadbare. [1913 Webster]

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  • threadbareness — noun see threadbare …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • threadbareness — noun The state or condition of being threadbare …   Wiktionary

  • threadbareness — thread·bare·ness …   English syllables

  • threadbareness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being threadbare …   Useful english dictionary

  • threadbare — threadbareness, n. /thred bair /, adj. 1. having the nap worn off so as to lay bare the threads of the warp and woof, as a fabric, garment, etc. 2. wearing threadbare clothes; shabby or poor: a threadbare old man. 3. meager, scanty, or poor: a… …   Universalium

  • threadbare — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. having the nap worn off so that the thread shows ; shabby < threadbare clothes > b. wearing threadbare clothing ; very poor < took in threadbare relatives Russell Baker > c. barely adequate because of cheapness… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commonplace — n Commonplace, platitude, truism, bromide, cliche mean an idea or expression lacking in originality or freshness. A commonplace is a stock idea or expression which is frequently little more than the obvious, conventional, and easy thing to think… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • truism — *commonplace, platitude, bromide, cliché Analogous words: triteness, threadbareness (see corresponding adjectives at TRITE): banality, jejuneness, inanity (see corresponding adjectives at INSIPID) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indigence — n poverty, penury, destitution, impecun iousness, impecuniosity, beggary, pennilessness, neediness; insolvency, bankruptcy, liquidation; distress, straits, difficulties, indebtedness; pauperism, pauper age, pauperdom, mendicancy, mendicity; hand… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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