slender

Something slender is slight, or skinny. A young colt is slender compared to the full grown horse it will grow into.

Slender can be used in both positive and negative ways. If someone tells you you have a slender figure, you'll probably be happy, unless you're going for muscle-mass. A slender portion of potatoes will not cheer a hungry growing boy. If you don't know much about something, you can say your knowledge of it is slender. And if you become an artist, get used to living on a slender budget. Now that's a nice way to put it.

Definitions of slender
  1. adjective
    having little width in proportion to the length or height
    “a slender pole”
    Synonyms:
    thin
    of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
  2. adjective
    very narrow
    synonyms: thin
    narrow
    not wide
  3. adjective
    being of delicate or slender build
    “"she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris”
    synonyms: slight, slim, svelte
    lean, thin
    lacking excess flesh
  4. adjective
    small in quantity
    slender wages”
    synonyms: slim
    little, small
    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  5. adjective
    moving and bending with ease
    synonyms: lissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, supple, svelte, sylphlike
    graceful
    characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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