spindly


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spin·dly

 (spĭnd′lē)
adj. spin·dli·er, spin·dli·est
Slender and elongated, especially in a way that suggests weakness.

spindly

(ˈspɪndlɪ)
adj, -dlier or -dliest
tall, slender, and frail; attenuated

spin•dly

(ˈspɪnd li)

adj. -dli•er, -dli•est.
long or tall, thin, and usu. frail.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spindly - long and lean
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

spindly

adjective lanky, gangly, spidery, leggy, twiggy, attenuated, gangling, spindle-shanked I did have rather spindly legs.

spindly

adjective
Tall, thin, and awkwardly built:
Translations
طَويل، نَحيف
vytáhlý
ranglet
renglulegur
vytiahnutý
uzun ve ince

spindly

[ˈspɪndlɪ] ADJ (spindlier (compar) (spindliest (superl))) [person] → alto y delgado, larguirucho; [legs] → largo y delgado, largo y delgaducho; [plant, tree] → alto y delgado, alto y delgaducho

spindly

[ˈspɪndli] adjgrêle, filiformespin doctor n spécialiste en communication chargé de l'image d'un parti politiquespin-dry [ˌspɪnˈdraɪ] vtessorer (à la machine)spin-dryer spin-drier [ˌspɪnˈdraɪər] n (British)essoreuse f

spindly

adj (+er) legs, arms, plantspindeldürr (inf); chairszierlich

spindly

[ˈspɪndlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (legs, arms, plant) → stecchito/a

spindle

(ˈspindl) noun
a thin pin on which something turns. I can't turn on the radio any more, because the spindle of the control knob has broken.
ˈspindly adjective
very long and thin.
References in classic literature ?
This officer was over six foot, while I was a spindly little fellow.
Any branches that look spindly, diseased or have died back can be removed.
Q MY rubber plant, which I inherited from my mum, is looking tall and spindly.
Spindly grids butt up against wild, free form loops of color.
Call me a softie, if you like, but on a beautifully sun-dappled train journey on Wednesday evening, I got slightly sentimental and a tad emotional at the sight of tiny, newborn lambs gambolling around the fields on their spindly legs in pursuit of their put-upon mums.
QI HAVE a witch hazel, Hamamelis 'Jelena', that bloomed last winter and now has buds but I've noticed spindly growths coming from the bottom.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A final piece of safety hardware -- a bearded, spindly legged troll -- has been installed in the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Long, loose, spindly, green stalks with their few leaves,
THIS tall perennial which bears clusters of purple flowers on spindly, self-supporting stems has been appearing in show gardens all over the country in recent years, as designers plant it peeping through tall grasses and in a variety of mixed plantings.
Personally speaking, there's not enough money in the world that would make me want to rub up against something so poisonous and revolting with horrible spindly legs.
Tim Melling, from the RSPB in Northern England, said: "Blackwinged stilts have extraordinarily long, spindly pink legs and even at one-day old they are abnormally long.
It's hard to see anyone thwarting the spindly Dane a third successive year, especially with Christophe Moreau likely to have yellow on his mind following his Dauphine Libere win.