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What is another word for threadbare?

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Adjective
Ragged, or in tatters
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“The bed had a thick straw pallet for a mattress, and the sheets were threadbare and grubby, but they had slept on worse.”
Adjective
Displaying severe degradation and neglect
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“Raised in Cardonald, Glasgow, Mullan, and his seven siblings were working-class misfits in a grand but threadbare rented house.”
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Lacking in material possessions or financial wealth
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“Most of the natives lived a threadbare existence with little above the bare necessities of life.”
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Repeated often to the point of being stale or commonplace
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“Within the next half-century, it was used so much that by 1900 it was a threadbare cliché.”
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Unconvincing, lacking in substance or plausibility
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Very old and out of date
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Done or performed without method or care
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Bare or exposed due to a lack of clothing
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Plain, without adornments or embellishments
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