Synonyms for threadbare

Adjective

1. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(prenominal), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn, unoriginal (vs. original)
usage: 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'"
2. threadbare, worn (vs. new)
usage: having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs"
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