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skinny

skin·ny

skinny

 
 
pronunciation:
skI ni
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: skinnier, skinniest
definition: extremely thin and bony.
He became quite skinny during his illness.
synonyms:
gaunt, meager, scraggy, scrawny, spindly, weedy
antonyms:
curvaceous, fat, fleshy, obese, plump
similar words:
angular, gangly, lanky, lean, rawboned, spare, thin
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part of speech: noun
definition: (slang) accurate, usu. confidential information (prec. by the).
derivation: skinniness (n.)