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One entry found for threadbare.
Main Entry: thread·bare
Pronunciation: primarystressthred-secondarystressba(schwa)r, -secondarystressbe(schwa)r
Function: adjective
1 : worn so much that the thread shows : SHABBY <threadbare clothes>
2 : barely adequate <a threadbare store with few items> <a threadbare event lacking excitement>
3 : having lost freshness and interest from overuse <threadbare jokes>

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