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synonyms for frayed

  • erode
  • frazzle
  • unravel
  • wear away
  • chafe
  • fret
  • ravel
  • rip
  • rub
  • tatter
  • tear
  • wear
  • become ragged
  • become threadbare
  • wear thin
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How to use frayed in a sentence

Ouattara, who just completed his second term as president, had previously said he wouldn’t run in 2020, but then jumped into the fray after the sudden death of his handpicked successor.
BUTTERFLY EFFECT: WHO’S THE SH*THOLE NOW?CHARU KASTURINOVEMBER 4, 2020OZY
Other sounds join the fray — calls too high-pitched for human ears to hear.
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American brands like the coffee chain Starbucks, tech giant Apple, and shoe retailer Vans struggled to stay out of the fray since Beijing viewed any perceived support for the protests as a direct affront to its national sovereignty.
DARYL MOREY OSTRACIZED THE NBA IN MAINLAND CHINA. NOW, SOME FANS THERE ARE REVELING IN HIS RESIGNATIONGRADY MCGREGOROCTOBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
Gore, both physically and intellectually restless, entered the ecological fray after dipping his toes in several other scientific ponds.
A PHYSICIST’S APPROACH TO BIOLOGY BRINGS ECOLOGICAL INSIGHTSGABRIEL POPKINOCTOBER 13, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
During their confirmation hearings, would-be Supreme Court justices usually present themselves as neutral arbiters of law who make their decisions above the political fray.
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Nevertheless, he was girt with a sword in a ragged scabbard hanging from a frayed and shabby belt of leather.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Let alone its being months behind the fashion, it was frayed around the bottom and the front breadth was sorely stained.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
And MacRae's patience snapped like a frayed thread before many minutes of futile query.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
On the tenth floor, he moved quickly down the frayed carpet of a corridor and found the service stairs.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
He raised his frayed cap politely and asked whether she were Mademoiselle Orlebar.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
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WORDS RELATED TO FRAYED

  • beat
  • bushed
  • busted
  • clichéd
  • consumed
  • depleted
  • destroyed
  • deteriorated
  • dinged
  • drained
  • drawn
  • effete
  • exhausted
  • fatigued
  • frayed
  • gone
  • hackneyed
  • had it
  • haggard
  • jaded
  • kaput
  • knocked out
  • old
  • overused
  • overworked
  • pegged out
  • pinched
  • played-out
  • pooped
  • ragged
  • ruined
  • shabby
  • shot
  • spent
  • stale
  • tattered
  • threadbare
  • timeworn
  • tired
  • tired out
  • totaled
  • used up
  • useless
  • wearied
  • weary
  • well-worn
  • wiped out
  • worn-down
  • worn-out
  • wrung out
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