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.
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.
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.
Stephen Findlay's men have at last recorded their first victory outside of Lanarkshire for the season, although the slenderness of the scoreline did tend to flatter JimWeir's side for whom keeper Marc McCallum was in inspired form throughout the afternoon.
Christine Keeler is dead, and I hope the obituaries will not dwell too long or too excitably on the strange beauty of her face and the slenderness of her figure, nude astride the chair in the famous photograph of 1963.
The man's strength is contrasted with the girl's slenderness, and this dichotomy would repeat itself many times over in the stories ahead: in "Heat," where the Adonis-like Mero captivates Meliang, she of the "long and supple thighs" and whose body exudes "a healthy sweetness.
The shape of your face, your height, the colour of your skin, your complexion, your hairstyle, the slenderness and length of your neck, the slenderness of the limbs, the kind of make-up you wear, your overall personality and even your taste in dress should be carefully considered, if you want your gold jewellery to really look beautiful on you.
It's innovative in terms of its structural system and slenderness, and that's what excites our engineers.
It is possible that the value attached to youthful slenderness leads to dissatisfaction among older women as their bodies change; binging might provide a sense of control during a time of uncertainty.
With the average value of these measurements, it was possible to calculate the slenderness ratios (SR), based on the relation between particles length and thickness, and flatness factor (FF), based on the relation between particles wideness and thickness.