Synonyms for threadbare

Synonyms for (adjective) threadbare

Synonyms: trite, timeworn, tired, stock, threadbare, old-hat, hackneyed, commonplace, banal, shopworn, well-worn

Definition: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Usage: bromidic sermons; his remarks were trite and commonplace; hackneyed phrases; a stock answer; repeating threadbare jokes; parroting some timeworn axiom; the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Similar words: unoriginal

Definition: not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

Usage: the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations; his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern- Gwethalyn Graham


Synonyms: threadbare

Definition: having the nap worn away so that the threads show through

Usage: threadbare rugs

Similar words: worn

Definition: affected by wear; damaged by long use

Usage: worn threads on the screw; a worn suit; the worn pockets on the jacket