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Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being threadbare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being threadbare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being threadbare.

Etymologies

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threadbare +‎ -ness

Examples

  • A strange thing — this complete confidence seemed to comfort Geissler wonderfully in his threadbareness.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • But there were other times when to the dreamy, studious Margaret the home circle seemed all discord, all ugly dingyness and threadbareness; the struggle for ease and beauty and refinement seemed hopeless and overwhelming.

    Mother : A Story

  • It seemed as if the room had been long unused, and also as if the lower part of the house were in a much worse state of disrepair and threadbareness than this.

    The Landscape Chamber

  • One has only to overlook a little threadbareness in the similes, and it is very good oratorical verse.

    Among My Books First Series

  • The philosopher turned his eye upon him: he examined him from top to toe, with a sort of triumphant contempt; Harley's coat happened to be a new one; the other's was as shabby as could possibly be supposed to be on the back of a gentleman: there was much significance in his look with regard to this coat; it spoke of the sleekness of folly and the threadbareness of wisdom.

    The Man of Feeling

  • I still have a couple that I use for work when it's particularly cold but, being about 30 years old, have had to get the wife to reverse the collars due to threadbareness.

    Army Rumour Service

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