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Threadbare
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Threadbare as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'Threadbare', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Threadbare a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Threadbare as an answer itself some 57 times.

Threadbare is a single word clue made up of 10 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 with the answer being SHABBY, we also found SHABBY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Threadbare', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Threadbare' and give you a hint.

  • Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "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'"
  • Having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

WORN
Affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"

5 Letters

BANAL
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "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'"

RATTY
Dirty and infested with rats

STOCK
Any animals kept for use or profit

TIRED
Depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

TRITE
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "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'"

6 Letters

FRAYED
Worn away or tattered along the edges; "frayed cuffs"

OLDHAT

SHABBY
Showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

7 Letters

WORNOUT
Drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted; "the day's shopping left her exhausted"; "he went to bed dog-tired"; "was fagged and sweaty"; "the trembling of his played out limbs"; "felt completely washed-out"; "only worn-out horses and cattle"; "you look worn out"

8 Letters

SHOPWORN
Worn or faded from being on display in a store; "shopworn merchandise at half price"

TATTERED
Worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing; "a man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a tatterdemalion prince"

TIMEWORN
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "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'"

WELLWORN

9 Letters

HACKNEYED
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "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'"

MOTHEATEN

11 Letters

COMMONPLACE
A trite or obvious remark

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