small; scanty, skimpy, inadequate, trifling, negligible, piddling; poor, empty, unfulfilling, unsatisfying, dissatisfying.
3. hackneyed, banal, trite, overdone, Inf. bromidic, platitudinous, Inf. corny; tired, played out, Inf. old-hat, old as the hills, warmed-over; unimaginative, unoriginal, stale, insipid, jejune, uninspired; prosaic, prosy, dull, boring, SI. ho-hum, uninteresting, tedious, monotonous, dry, dry-as-dust; conventional, matter-of-fact, humdrum, commonplace, ordinary, workaday, wonted; stock, familiar, stereotyped.
4. shabby, dingy, sorry, wretched; seedy, disheveled, slovenly, unkempt, slatternly, untidy; forlorn, desolate, dreary, dismal, sad, pathetic, pitiful; impecunious, penniless, destitute, Inf on one's uppers, in bad or tough shape.
threadlike, adj. thready, fibrous, filamentous, fibri-form, piliform, fibrillar, fibrilliform; stringy, wiry, ropy, attenuated, drawn out; fine, thin, slender, narrow; winding, twisting, meandering, circuitous, tortuous, sinuous.
threat, n. 1. warning, intimidation, commination, caution, caveat, alarm, Archaic, alarum, notice, word to the wise, saber-rattling.
2. menace, danger, peril, risk, hazard, jeopardy; time bomb, bomb, sleeping volcano, sword of Damocles, quicksand.
3. omen, forewarning, foreboding, portent, evil portent, premonition; bird of ill omen, Cassandra, handwriting on the wall, gathering clouds, clouds on the horizon, brewing storm.
threaten, v. 1. menace, endanger, imperil, frighten, scare, terrify, alarm, fill with unease; warn, put on one's guard, caution, give fair warning, Inf. tip off, comminate; intimidate, daunt, terrorize, cow; browbeat, bully, thunder at, yell at, fulminate, read the riot act; snarl, growl, rattle one's sabers, bark; lower, glower, scowl.
2. tower over, hang over, beetle; impend, loom, be imminent; portend, bode, forebode, presage, forewarn; augur, foreshadow, be in the air, be in the offing.
threatening, adj. menacing, frightening, terrifying, intimidating, minacious; dangerous, perilous, hazardous, risky, chancy; looming, imminent, in the air, in the offing, in the wings, pending, impending, portending, boding, foreboding, ominous, lowering.
threnody, n. dirge, requiem, funeral song, burial hymn, threnode, Rom. Cath. Ch. trenal, Dies Irae; elegy, lament, lamentation, keen, epicedium, monody, ululation, jeremaid, Scot., Irish, coronach.
thresh, v. 1. thrash, flail, separate the grain from the chaff; gin, seed, pit, remove the seeds from.
2. flog, lash, switch, birch, scourge, flagellate, Inf lace; whip, horsewhip, curry, strap, cowhide, Inf. tan [s.o.'s] hide; cane, bastinado, cudgel, fustigate; spank, paddle, beat [s.o.'s] bottom; beat, batter, pommel, pummel, pelt, lay on, baste, Inf lambaste, Inf. thump, Inf trim, Inf. whale, Inf. whale the tar out of, SI. whump, SI. paste, Archaic, belabor.
3. thresh out or
over work out, settle, Inf. iron out; discuss, talk over, haggle, dicker, Inf. hash out, SI. hassle out; go over, go through, review, SI. hash over; debate, moot. Inf. kick around.
4. thrash, thrashing, threshing, flogging, lashing, whipping, spanking, Inf. tanning; beating, battering, pounding, pommeling, pummeling, pelting, going over, basting, SI. pasting.
threshold, n. 1. doorsill, sill, groundsill, groundsel, ground beam, ground plate; doorway, door, portal, hatch, Fr. porte; gate, gateway, postern; stile, turnstile, wicket; entrance, entryway, entry, entrde, inlet, ingress, approach, opening.