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lank

 (lăngk)
adj. lank·er, lank·est
1. Long and lean. See Synonyms at lean2.
2. Long, straight, and limp: lank and floppy hair.

[Middle English, from Old English hlanc.]

lank′ly adv.
lank′ness n.

lank

(læŋk)
adj
1. long and limp
2. thin or gaunt
[Old English hlanc loose]
ˈlankly adv
ˈlankness n

lank

(læŋk)
adj, adv
informal South African a lot; a great deal
[perhaps from Afrikaans lank long]

lank

(læŋk)

adj. -er, -est.
1. (of hair) straight and limp; without spring or curl.
2. unduly long and slender: lank grass.
3. lean; gaunt; thin.
[before 1000; Middle English lanc, Old English hlanc]
lank′ly, adv.
lank′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lank - long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting"; "lank mousy hair"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
2.lank - 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

lank

adjective
1. limp, lifeless, long, dull, straggling, lustreless She ran her fingers through her hair; it felt lank and dirty.
2. thin, lean, slim, slender, skinny, spare, gaunt, lanky, emaciated, scrawny, attenuated, scraggy, rawboned a lank youth with a ponytail

lank

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
Translations
نَحيف وطويل
rovnýzplihlý
glat og kedeligt
hintelälaiha
egyenes
linkulegur
išstypęsnutįsęs
taisns
düz ve yağlı

lank

[læŋk] ADJ [hair] → lacio; [grass] → largo

lank

[ˈlæŋk] adj [hair] → raide et terne

lank

adj person, bodydürr, hager; hairsträhnig, kraftlos; grassdürr, mager

lank

[læŋk] adj (hair) → diritto/a e opaco/a

lank

(lӕŋk) adjective
(of hair) straight, thin, and usually greasy.
ˈlanky adjective
thin, tall and not elegant. He is tall and lanky.
ˈlankiness noun
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