Definition of Thready

1. Adjective. Forming viscous or glutinous threads.

Exact synonyms: Ropey, Ropy, Stringy
Similar to: Thick
Derivative terms: Ropiness



2. Adjective. Thin in diameter; resembling a thread.
Exact synonyms: Filamentlike, Filamentous, Filiform, Threadlike
Similar to: Thin
Derivative terms: Filament, Thread

Definition of Thready

1. a. Like thread or filaments; slender; as, the thready roots of a shrub.

Definition of Thready

1. Adjective. Of, resembling of capable of forming a thread; filamentous ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a pulse) weak ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thready

1. resembling a thread [adj THREADIER, THREADIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thready

threadiest
threadiness
threadinesses
threading
threadjacker
threadjackers
threadjacking
threadjackings
threadleaf groundsel
threadless
threadlike
threads
threadsafe
threadworm
threadworms
thready (current term)
thready pulse
threap
threaped
threaper
threapers
threaping
threapit
threaps
threaric acid
threat
threated
threaten
threatened

Literary usage of Thready

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1. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"Leaves linear lanceolate; green, recurved, deflexed, slightly thready on the margin. ... The filamentose Yucca, or thready Adam's Needle. ..."

2. An Encyclopaedia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"Engraving. Oar fig. . in p. Spec, Char., $c. With a stem. Leaves linear lanceolate; green, recurved, deflexed, slightly thready on the margin. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"... thready, or, at times even more homogeneous, fibrin with scanty round cells. " The newly formed vessels of the membrane are particularly prone to bleed, ..."

4. Text-book of Homeopathic Materia Medica by George Royal (1920)
"... pulse small and thready." For its physiological effects use 5 grains of the crude drug; for its homeopathic effects use 5 grains of the 2x or 3x. ..."

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