thinnish


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thin

 (thĭn)
adj. thin·ner, thin·nest
1.
a. Relatively small in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension: a thin book.
b. Not great in diameter or cross section; fine: thin wire.
2. Having little bodily flesh or fat; lean or slender.
3.
a. Not dense or concentrated; sparse: the thin vegetation of the plateau.
b. More rarefied than normal: thin air.
4.
a. Flowing with relative ease; not viscous: a thin oil.
b. Watery: thin soup.
5.
a. Sparsely supplied or provided; scanty: a thin menu.
b. Having a low number of transactions: thin trading in the stock market.
6. Lacking force or substance; flimsy: a thin attempt.
7. Lacking resonance or fullness; tinny: The piano had a thin sound.
8. Lacking radiance or intensity: thin light.
9. Not having enough photographic density or contrast to make satisfactory prints. Used of a negative.
adv.
1. In a thin manner: Spread the varnish thin if you don't want it to wrinkle.
2. So as to be thin: Cut the cheese thin.
tr. & intr.v. thinned, thin·ning, thins
To make or become thin or thinner.

[Middle English, from Old English thynne; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

thin′ly adv.
thin′ness n.
thin′nish adj.

thinnish

(ˈθɪnɪʃ)
adj
tending to be a little thin
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Ryabinin was a tall, thinnish, middle-aged man, with mustache and a projecting clean-shaven chin, and prominent muddy-looking eyes.
They told us below, we should find settlers something thinnish, hereaway, and I must say, the report was mainly true; for, unless, we count the Canada traders on the big river, you ar' the first white face I have met, in a good five hundred miles; that is calculating according to your own reckoning.
She compared the bike-riding greyhaired gent from well-heeled Luxemburg, seemingly happy and healthy, with the heavily-bearded man of similar age from Slovenia, his thinnish shoulders visible beneath his raincoat.
A field of calm with tense surround Last week's Gazette falls to the ground It lands on grass, pale and thinnish Words form stories he'll never finish Among the deckchairs scattered 'round A football bounces on the ground Chess, ludo, draughts as well Quite heroes, a 'scramble' bell Then from that afternoon so mellow A mighty dash of blue and yellow They swarm onto the grassy pan A Spitfire awaits its man Crackles, bangs and flames are rifeMerlins roar and come to life They've started now and hearts will pound Its moments 'till they leave the ground A mile up the squadron groups They make their shape with climbs and swoops "Leader here to one and two I'm banking now, stick like glue
If you haven't got a paella pan use a shallow, wide frying pan as the rice needs to cook in a thinnish layer.
The 12% abv beer has a complex fruit nose, thinnish body, and lots of fruity flavors.
A wine bar's been set up: pinot gris and something thinnish in a red.