Synonyms of threadbare in English:

threadbare


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adjective

1‘a threadbare carpet’

SYNONYMS
worn, well worn, old, thin, worn out, holey, moth-eaten, mangy, ragged, frayed, tattered, battered
decrepit, shabby, scruffy, unkempt
having seen better days, falling apart at the seams, in shreds, in tatters, falling to pieces
informal tatty, ratty, the worse for wear
North American informal raggedy, raggedy-ass
Australian informal warby
rare out at elbows
ANTONYMS

pristine

2‘his threadbare excuses’

SYNONYMS
hackneyed, trite, banal, vapid, platitudinous, clichéd, cliché-ridden, stock, conventional, unoriginal, derivative, overused, overworked, worn out, tired, stale, dull, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill, routine, humdrum, stereotyped
informal old hat, corny, played out, hacky
rare truistic, bromidic
ANTONYMS

original, fresh