Slender

  • 1 Slender — Slen der, a. [Compar. {Slenderer}; superl. {Slenderest}.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.] 1. Small or narrow in proportion to… …

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  • 2 slender — [slen′dər] adj. [ME slendre, sclendre < ?] 1. small in width as compared with the length or height; long and thin 2. having a slim, trim figure [a slender girl] 3. small or limited in amount, size, extent, etc.; meager [slender earnings] 4. of …

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  • 3 Slender — may refer to:*Slenderness *Slender group …

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  • 4 slender — (adj.) c.1300, probably from a French source, often said to be from O.Fr. esclendre thin, slender, which could be from O.Du. slinder, but the connections, and even the existence of these words, is doubtful …

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  • 5 slender — / slim [adj1] thin, not heavy attenuate, beanpole*, beanstalk*, fine, insubstantial, lean, lithe, narrow, reedy, skeleton, skinny, slight, spare, stalky, stick, svelte, sylphlike, tenuous, threadlike, trim, twiggy, willowy; concepts 490,491 Ant.… …

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  • 6 slender — ► ADJECTIVE (slenderer, slenderest) 1) gracefully thin. 2) barely sufficient: a slender majority. DERIVATIVES slenderly adverb slenderness noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 7 slender — index insubstantial, insufficient, minimal, slight, subtle (refined), tenuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 8 slender — *thin, slim, slight, tenuous, rare Analogous words: *lean, spare, lanky, skinny: flimsy, flaccid, flabby, *limp: trivial, trifling, *petty, paltry, puny …

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  • 9 slender */ — UK [ˈslendə(r)] / US [ˈslendər] adjective Word forms slender : adjective slender comparative slenderer superlative slenderest 1) a) tall or long and thin in an attractive way slender fingers a slender young man She has a tall slender figure. b)… …

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  • 10 slender — [[t]sle̱ndə(r)[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) A slender person is attractively thin and graceful. [WRITTEN] She was slender, with delicate wrists and ankles. ...a tall, slender figure in a straw hat... He gazed at her slender neck. 2) ADJ GRADED:… …

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  • 11 slender — slenderly, adv. slenderness, n. /slen deuhr/, adj., slenderer, slenderest. 1. having a circumference that is small in proportion to the height or length: a slender post. 2. thin or slight; light and graceful: slender youths. 3. small in size,… …

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  • 12 slender — slen|der [ slendər ] adjective * 1. ) tall or long and thin in an attractive way: slender fingers a slender young man She has a tall slender figure. a ) not very wide: a plant with slender leaves a pair of shoes with slender black heels 2. ) very …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 slender — slen•der [[t]ˈslɛn dər[/t]] adj. der•er, der•est 1) having a circumference that is small in proportion to the height or length: a slender post[/ex] 2) thin or slight; light and graceful: slender youths[/ex] 3) small in size, amount, extent, etc.; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 slender — slen|der [ˈslendə US ər] adj 1.) thin in an attractive or graceful way = ↑slim ▪ She is slender and stylish. ▪ Laura s tall, slender figure slender legs/arms/fingers etc see usage note ↑thin1 2.) small or very limited in amount or size = ↑slim …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 slender — adjective 1 thin and graceful: She had a long slender neck. | a row of slender columns see thin 1 2 not enough to be useful, helpful, or effective: slender chance/hope: The company now only has a slender hope of survival. | by/with a slender… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 slender — adj. (slenderer, slenderest) 1 a of small girth or breadth (a slender pillar). b gracefully thin (a slender waist). 2 relatively small or scanty; slight, meagre, inadequate (slender hopes; slender resources). Phrases and idioms: slender loris see …

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  • 17 slender — adj. 1 thin in an attractive way VERBS ▪ be, look ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ Those jeans make you look v …

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  • 18 slender — adjective 1) her tall slender figure Syn: slim, lean, willowy, sylphlike, svelte, lissome, graceful; slight, slightly built, thin, skinny See note at thin Ant …

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  • 19 slender — adjective 1) her tall, slender figure Syn: slim, lean, willowy, svelte, lissom, graceful, slight, thin, skinny 2) slender evidence Syn: meagre, limited …

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  • 20 slender — /ˈslɛndə / (say slenduh) adjective 1. small in circumference in proportion to height or length: slender column. 2. small in size, amount, extent, etc.: a slender income. 3. having little value, force or justification: slender prospects. 4. thin… …

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