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slim

slim

 
 
pronunciation:
slIm
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: slimmer, slimmest
definition 1: attractively thin in form; slender.
synonyms:
gracile, slender, svelte, willowy
antonyms:
chubby, fat, plump
similar words:
lean, meager, slight, spare, tenuous, thin
definition 2: of small size, amount, or value; slight.
slim hopesa slim allowance
synonyms:
meager, scant, scanty, slender, slight, small
antonyms:
great
similar words:
dim, insignificant, mean, negligible, outside, paltry, remote, skimpy, trifling, trivial
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: slimmed, slimming, slims
definition: to make or become slim or slimmer (usu. fol. by down).
synonyms:
slenderize
antonyms:
fatten
similar words:
diet, reduce, taper, thin
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derivations: slimly (adv.), slimness (n.)
Word History
Slim comes from slimp, an early Dutch word that means "bad or crooked."
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