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slender

slen·der

slender

 
 
pronunciation:
slen dr
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: slenderer, slenderest
definition 1: of a person, attractively slim.
Her body was slender, like a dancer's.She was always somewhat plump, but her sister tended to be slender.
synonyms:
gracile, slim, svelte, willowy
antonyms:
dumpy, plump, stocky, stout, stubby, stumpy
similar words:
lean, skinny, slight, spare, tenuous, thin, trim
definition 2: small in width.
The church was topped with two slender towers.She opened a slender volume of poems.
synonyms:
gracile, narrow, thin
antonyms:
fat, gross, wide
similar words:
lean, slight, spare
definition 3: of a limited measure or amount; scant.
We won by a slender margin.
synonyms:
exiguous, meager, scant, scanty
antonyms:
considerable
similar words:
bare, deficient, faint, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, narrow, slim
definition 4: barely justified, doubtful, or weak.
The victims of this disease have a slender chance of recovery.
synonyms:
remote, slight, slim
similar words:
doubtful, faint, feeble, outside, small, thin, weak
derivations: slenderly (adv.), slenderness (n.)
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