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  • as inwear
  • as infray

synonyms for wear thin

  • rub
  • abrade
  • chafe
  • consume
  • crumble
  • decay
  • decline
  • decrease
  • deteriorate
  • diminish
  • drain
  • dwindle
  • erode
  • exhaust
  • fade
  • fatigue
  • fray
  • gall
  • graze
  • grind
  • impair
  • jade
  • overuse
  • overwork
  • scrape
  • scuff
  • shrink
  • tax
  • tire
  • waste
  • weary
  • weather
  • be worthless
  • become threadbare
  • become worn
  • cut down
  • go to seed
  • scrape off
  • use up
  • wash away
  • wear out
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antonyms for wear thin

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  • activate
  • build
  • construct
  • develop
  • energize
  • enlarge
  • enliven
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • improve
  • increase
  • invigorate
  • make happy
  • refresh
  • save
  • strengthen
  • cheer
  • delight
  • disrobe
  • freshen
  • please
  • rebuild
  • refuse
  • reject
  • take off
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How to use wear thin in a sentence

This has a warm though a thin soil, which must be highly favorable to the Vine to induce so exclusive a devotion to it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
She fixed her imploring eyes on the Virgin's face and on the saints; but all seemed to her to wear a forbidding look.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
At home Liszt doesn't wear his long abb's coat, but a short one, in which he looks much more artistic.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The Princess was pale and thin; and, though dressed superbly, seemed fitter for her chamber.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Her thin and narrow hands held the balcony railing rather tightly.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
To travelers blessed with golden sunshine, the Rhine may wear a grander, nobler aspect, and to such I leave it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
"I bought them boots to wear only when I go into genteel society," said one of the codfish tribe, to a wag, the other day.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The Swiss are freemen, and wear the fact unconsciously but palpably on their brows and beaming from their eyes.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
His slight, thin, rather graceless figure seemed suddenly to expand, even to grow taller.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
We are drawing near the chateau, and you might as well wear a cockade tricolor as let them hear that.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WEAR THIN

  • become ragged
  • become threadbare
  • chafe
  • erode
  • frazzle
  • fret
  • ravel
  • rip
  • rub
  • tatter
  • tear
  • unravel
  • wear
  • wear away
  • wear thin
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.