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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.

slender

(ˈslɛndə)
adj
1. of small width relative to length or height
2. (esp of a person's figure) slim and well-formed
3. small or inadequate in amount, size, etc: slender resources.
4. (of hopes, etc) having little foundation; feeble
5. very small: a slender margin.
6. (of a sound) lacking volume
7. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics (now only in Irish phonology) relating to or denoting a close front vowel, such as i or e
[C14 slendre, of unknown origin]
ˈslenderly adv
ˈslenderness n

slen•der

(ˈslɛn dər)

adj. -der•er, -der•est.
1. having a circumference that is small in proportion to the height or length: a slender post.
2. thin or slight; light and graceful: slender youths.
3. small in size, amount, extent, etc.; meager: a slender income.
4. having little value, force, or justification: slender prospects.
[1350–1400; Middle English s(c)lendre, of obscure orig.]
slen′der•ly, adv.
slen′der•ness, n.
syn: slender, slight, slim imply a tendency toward thinness. As applied to the human body, slender implies a generally attractive and pleasing thinness: slender hands. slight often adds the idea of frailness to that of thinness: a slight, almost fragile, figure. slim implies a lithe or delicate thinness: a slim and athletic figure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slender - being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.slender - very narrow; "a thin line across the page"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
3.slender - having little width in proportion to the length or height; "a slender pole"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
4.slender - small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
5.slender - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

slender

adjective
1. slim, narrow, slight, lean, svelte, willowy, sylphlike He gazed at her slender neck.
slim fat, stout, chubby, large, heavy, bulky, well-built, tubby, podgy
2. faint, slight, remote, slim, thin, weak, fragile, feeble, flimsy, tenuous the first slender hope of peace
faint good, strong, solid

slender

adjective
1. Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
2. Small in degree, especially of probability:
Translations
رَفِيعضَعيف، ضَئيلمَمْشوق، نَحيف
štíhlýtenkýúzkýmizivý
slankspinkel
hoikka
tanak
grannurlítill
ほっそりした
날씬한
lieknas
niecīgsslaidstievs
mizivý
suhvitek
slank
ผอมเพรียว
mảnh mai

slender

[ˈslendəʳ] ADJ
1. [person] (= thin) → delgado, fino; (= slim and graceful) → esbelto; [waist, neck, hand] → delgado
2. (fig) [resources] → escaso; [hope etc] → lejano, remoto
by a slender majoritypor escasa mayoría

slender

[ˈslɛndər] adj
[person] → svelte, mince; [wrist, waist] → fin(e)
(= small) [chance, hope] → faible, ténu(e)

slender

adjschlank; hand, waist alsoschmal; resources, incomeknapp, mager; chance, hopeschwach, gering; excuse, profit margindürftig, schwach; lead, majorityknapp, gering

slender

[ˈslɛndəʳ] adj (person) → snello/a, slanciato/a; (waist, neck, hand) → sottile (fig) (resources, majority) → scarso/a, esiguo/a; (hope, chance) → piccolo/a, scarso/a

slender

(ˈslendə) adjective
1. thin, slim or narrow.
2. slight or small. His chances of winning are extremely slender.

slender

رَفِيع štíhlý slank schlank λιγνός esbelto hoikka svelte tanak snello ほっそりした 날씬한 slank slank szczupły esbelto стройный slank ผอมเพรียว tığ gibi mảnh mai 苗条的

slender

a. esbelto-a; delgado-a.
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Spit on the city of compressed souls and slender breasts, of pointed eyes and sticky fingers--
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The little maiden smiled through her tears, came up to Dorothy, and placed her slender fingers in the Kansas girl's chubby hand.
Once we turned a corner suddenly and surprised a slender girl of twelve years or upward, just stepping into the water.
She had nine keel-boats hitched on behind and following after her in a long, slender rank.
One of the ladies, a short woman dressed in white, was simply screaming; the other, a dark, slender figure, slashed at the man who gripped her arm with a whip she held in her disengaged hand.
Then, on the slight turn of the Lower Hope Reach, clusters of factory chimneys come distinctly into view, tall and slender above the squat ranges of cement works in Grays and Greenhithe.
Without even asking her if she cared to dance, he put out his arm to encircle her slender waist.