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What is another word for frayed?

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Worn, torn, or ragged, as if into rags
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“Melt the frayed ends of the cord with your lighter.”
(of a person's nerves or temper) Showing the effects of strain
“Everything wasn't ruined, but his soul had been frayed a little further.”
Scruffy and neglected in appearance
Feeling or looking strained as a result of having too many demands made on one
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Repeated often to the point of being stale or commonplace
Past tense for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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“The paper was thin and the edges were beginning to fray from age.”
Past tense for to emotionally tax or strain
“And as nerves fray and tempers rise, you can be assured of a catty remark or backstage rumpus.”
Past tense for to make a long tear or cut in
Past tense for to make excessive demands on
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