(of cloth, clothing, or soft furnishings) Becoming thin and tattered with age,
(of cloth, clothing, or soft furnishings) Becoming thin and tattered with age
shabby rooms with threadbare carpets
the song was a tissue of threadbare clichés
(of a person, building, or room) Poor or shabby in appearance
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'"
having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs"
shabby, frayed and worn to an extent that warp threads show; wearing clothes of threadbare material; banal or clichéd; trite or hackneyed