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slen·der

 (slĕn′dər)
adj. slen·der·er, slen·der·est
1.
a. Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin: a slender rod.
b. Thin and delicate in build; gracefully slim: "She was slender as a willow shoot is slender—and equally graceful, equally erect" (Frank Norris).
2. Small in amount or extent; meager: slender wages; a slender chance of survival.

[Middle English sclendre, slendre.]

slen′der·ly adv.
slen′der·ness n.

slender

(ˈslɛndə)
adj
1. of small width relative to length or height
2. (esp of a person's figure) slim and well-formed
3. small or inadequate in amount, size, etc: slender resources.
4. (of hopes, etc) having little foundation; feeble
5. very small: a slender margin.
6. (of a sound) lacking volume
7. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics (now only in Irish phonology) relating to or denoting a close front vowel, such as i or e
[C14 slendre, of unknown origin]
ˈslenderly adv
ˈslenderness n

slen•der

(ˈslɛn dər)

adj. -der•er, -der•est.
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, amount, extent, etc.; meager: a slender income.
4. having little value, force, or justification: slender prospects.
[1350–1400; Middle English s(c)lendre, of obscure orig.]
slen′der•ly, adv.
slen′der•ness, n.
syn: slender, slight, slim imply a tendency toward thinness. As applied to the human body, slender implies a generally attractive and pleasing thinness: slender hands. slight often adds the idea of frailness to that of thinness: a slight, almost fragile, figure. slim implies a lithe or delicate thinness: a slim and athletic figure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slender - being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.slender - very narrow; "a thin line across the page"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
3.slender - having little width in proportion to the length or height; "a slender pole"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
4.slender - small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
5.slender - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

slender

adjective
1. slim, narrow, slight, lean, svelte, willowy, sylphlike He gazed at her slender neck.
slim fat, stout, chubby, large, heavy, bulky, well-built, tubby, podgy
2. faint, slight, remote, slim, thin, weak, fragile, feeble, flimsy, tenuous the first slender hope of peace
faint good, strong, solid

slender

adjective
1. Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
2. Small in degree, especially of probability:
Translations
رَفِيعضَعيف، ضَئيلمَمْشوق، نَحيف
štíhlýtenkýúzkýmizivý
slankspinkel
hoikka
tanak
grannurlítill
ほっそりした
날씬한
lieknas
niecīgsslaidstievs
mizivý
suhvitek
slank
ผอมเพรียว
mảnh mai

slender

[ˈslendəʳ] ADJ
1. [person] (= thin) → delgado, fino; (= slim and graceful) → esbelto; [waist, neck, hand] → delgado
2. (fig) [resources] → escaso; [hope etc] → lejano, remoto
by a slender majoritypor escasa mayoría

slender

[ˈslɛndər] adj
[person] → svelte, mince; [wrist, waist] → fin(e)
(= small) [chance, hope] → faible, ténu(e)

slender

adjschlank; hand, waist alsoschmal; resources, incomeknapp, mager; chance, hopeschwach, gering; excuse, profit margindürftig, schwach; lead, majorityknapp, gering

slender

[ˈslɛndəʳ] adj (person) → snello/a, slanciato/a; (waist, neck, hand) → sottile (fig) (resources, majority) → scarso/a, esiguo/a; (hope, chance) → piccolo/a, scarso/a

slender

(ˈslendə) adjective
1. thin, slim or narrow.
2. slight or small. His chances of winning are extremely slender.

slender

رَفِيع štíhlý slank schlank λιγνός esbelto hoikka svelte tanak snello ほっそりした 날씬한 slank slank szczupły esbelto стройный slank ผอมเพรียว tığ gibi mảnh mai 苗条的

slender

a. esbelto-a; delgado-a.
References in classic literature ?
A regular snow maiden, with blue eyes, and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and slender, and always carrying herself like a young lady mindful of her manners.
The slender expressive fingers, forever active, for- ever striving to conceal themselves in his pockets or behind his back, came forth and became the piston rods of his machinery of expression.
He was tall and slender, and his thin shoulders stooped.
He was a man of forty, of medium height and rather slender build; he stooped a little.
In the way of furniture, there were two tables: one, constructed with perplexing intricacy and exhibiting as many feet as a centipede; the other, most delicately wrought, with four long and slender legs, so apparently frail that it was almost incredible what a length of time the ancient tea-table had stood upon them.
In this little lonesome dwelling, with some slender means that she possessed, and by the licence of the magistrates, who still kept an inquisitorial watch over her, Hester established herself, with her infant child.
Threading its way out from among his grey hairs, and continuing right down one side of his tawny scorched face and neck, till it disappeared in his clothing, you saw a slender rod-like mark, lividly whitish.
To sum up, then; in the Right Whale's there is no great well of sperm; no ivory teeth at all; no long, slender mandible of a lower jaw, like the Sperm Whale's.
I remember he was riding me toward home one morning when we saw a powerful man driving toward us in a light pony chaise, with a beautiful little bay pony, with slender legs and a high-bred sensitive head and face.
He was short and slender, lithe and catlike in his motions, and had a peering, mousing expression about his keen black eyes, with which every feature of his face seemed sharpened into sympathy; his thin, long nose, ran out as if it was eager to bore into the nature of things in general; his sleek, thin, black hair was stuck eagerly forward, and all his motions and evolutions expressed a dry, cautious acuteness.
He came forward into the light; upon his breast lay a slender girl of fifteen.
The river was full of logs--long, slender, barkless pine logs--and we leaned on the rails of the bridge, and watched the men put them together into rafts.