slenderness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slenderness - the quality of being slight or inadequate; "he knew the slenderness of my wallet"; "the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done"; "the slenderness of the evidence"
inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
2.slenderness - relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope"
dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
3.slenderness - the property of an attractively thin person
leanness, spareness, thinness - the property of having little body fat
Translations

slenderness

[ˈslendənɪs] N
1. [of person, waist, hand] → delgadez f
2. [of resources] → escasez f; [of hope etc] → lo lejano, lo remoto

slenderness

nSchlankheit f; (of hand, waist also)Schmalheit f; (fig) (of chance, hope)Schwäche f; (of excuse)Dürftigkeit f; (of lead, majority)Knappheit f; the slenderness of his incomesein geringes Einkommen

slenderness

[ˈslɛndənɪs] n (of person) → snellezza; (of waist, neck, hand) → sottigliezza
References in classic literature ?
Rebecca, Adam thought, as he took off his hat and saluted the pretty panorama,--Rebecca, with her tall slenderness, her thoughtful brow, the fire of young joy in her face, her fillet of dark braided hair, might have been a young Muse or Sibyl; and the flowery hayrack, with its freight of blooming girlhood, might have been painted as an allegorical picture of The Morning of Life.
Monsieur Bourais hid part of the choir from view, but directly in front of her, the flock of maidens, wearing white wreaths over their lowered veils, formed a snow-white field, and she recognised her darling by the slenderness of her neck and her devout attitude.
Skiff Miller, cool and collected, the obstinate flush a trifle deeper on his forehead, his huge muscles bulging under the black cloth of his coat, carefully looked the poet up and down as though measuring the strength of his slenderness.
Stubble, as may be supposed from his size and slenderness, was of the Light Bobs.
The Assistant Commissioner's figure before this big and rustic Presence had the frail slenderness of a reed addresssing an oak.
She can effortlessly evoke the vulnerability of a teenage girl, for instance, "the slenderness of her twiglike legs", and how it's "emphasised by her clumpy trainers".
For that it was considered simply supported castellated beams with different values of the web-post slenderness [[lambda].
Or look for a ball gown that cinches in at your natural waist and descends into a full, flowing floor-length skirt - it will capitalise on your slenderness and camouflage a lack of hips.
It has an ash frame engineered down to exquisite slenderness and manufactured by Cassina; this is paired with a woven cane seat hand-made by impagliatrici, female straw-weavers from the village of Chiavari in Liguria.
The SHS were fabricated by spot-welding and had plate width-to thickness ratios between 42 and 120, resulting in plate slenderness ratios between 1.
Other examples include female slenderness, as opposed to more robust somatotypes.
The differences in the mechanical properties and dimensional stability characteristics of the WPC panels of the four LCMs may be attributed to variations in their physical, chemical, and anatomical properties as well as to differences in the particle dimensions and their slenderness ratios (Table 3).