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slim

slim

 
 
pronunciation:
slIm
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: slimmer, slimmest
definition 1: attractively thin in form; slender.
The slim boy looked fit in his uniform.
synonyms:
slender
antonyms:
chubby, fat, plump
similar words:
lean, meager, slight, spare, thin
definition 2: of small size, amount, or value; slight.
The team had slim hopes for a victory.My parents gave me a very slim allowance.
synonyms:
meager, scant, slender, slight, small
antonyms:
great
similar words:
insignificant, outside, remote, trivial
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: slimmed, slimming, slims
definition: to make or become slim or slimmer (usually followed by "down").
It's hard to slim down when there are still Christmas cookies in the house.
antonyms:
fatten
similar words:
diet, reduce, taper, thin
derivations: slimly (adv.), slimness (n.)
Word History
Slim comes from slimp, an early Dutch word that means "bad or crooked."
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