Antonyms of adj threadbare

2 senses of threadbare

Sense 1
banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock (prenominal), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn -- (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'")

INDIRECT (VIA unoriginal) -> original -- (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind")

Sense 2
threadbare -- (having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs")

INDIRECT (VIA worn) -> new -- (unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new")

Similarity of adj threadbare

2 senses of threadbare

Sense 1
banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock (prenominal), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn -- (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'")
       => unoriginal (vs. original) -- (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham)

Sense 2
threadbare -- (having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs")
       => worn (vs. new) -- (affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket")

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