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thin

thin

 
pronunciation:
thIn
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: thinner, thinnest
definition 1: small in the measure from one side of a surface to the other; not thick.
It's dangerous to walk on thin ice.
antonyms:
plump, thick
similar words:
fine, narrow, sheer, slender, slight, slim, small
definition 2: having little width; slim.
The young tree has a thin trunk.
synonyms:
narrow, slender, slim
antonyms:
fat, thick
similar words:
fine, slight, small, spare
definition 3: having little flesh; lean.
The dog is so thin that its ribs are showing.
synonyms:
lean, slender, slight, spare
antonyms:
chubby, fat, plump, stout
similar words:
gaunt, lanky, puny, scrawny, skinny, small, underweight
definition 4: not dense; sparse.
The grass is thin under the trees.The air will be thin on top of the mountain.
synonyms:
sparse
antonyms:
dense, thick
similar words:
dispersed, scattered, spare
definition 5: liquid; watery.
The cook made a thin sauce out of wine and spices to drizzle over the fish.
synonyms:
watery
antonyms:
stiff, thick
similar words:
diluted, liquid, watered down
definition 6: without force.
She sang in a thin voice.
synonyms:
tiny, weak
antonyms:
forceful
similar words:
feeble, fragile, frail, hushed, small
definition 7: not convincing; without substance.
The movie's plot is thin.
synonyms:
weak
antonyms:
dense
similar words:
feeble, inadequate, insufficient, meager, slender
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: thinner, thinnest
definition: in a thin manner.
He sliced the bread thin.
similar words:
narrowly
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: thinned, thinning, thins
definition: to make or become thin (often followed by "down" or "out").
I must thin out the weeds in the garden.He tried to thin down by going on a diet.
synonyms:
prune, slim
antonyms:
thicken
similar words:
cut, decrease, dilute, diminish, narrow
derivations: thinly (adv.), thinness (n.)
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