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adj. slen·der·er, slen·der·est
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.]
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|Adv.||1.||slenderly - in a slim or slender manner; "a slenderly built woman"; "slightly built"|
|2.||slenderly - to a meager degree or in a meager manner; "these voices are meagerly represented at the conference"; "the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources"|
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slenderly[ˈslendəlɪ] ADV she is slenderly built → es delgada or esbelta
slenderly made → de construcción delicada
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adv slenderly built or made → schlank
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