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. What can I do?
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.
The researchers hypothesized that this arrangement may help solve the mystery of how the giraffes' spindly legs could support its weight.
From this second category comes Slender Man, a spindly, tall, faceless man in a dark suit--and in some interpretations, tentacles coming from his back.
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.
He is presented appealingly as a red boxy shape with spindly legs.
A lionsymbol of the city of Lvivreared on spindly legs in its center, holding up the shamash, and a row of oil wells held the remains of charred, degraded wicks.
MY 9 rubber plant is tall and spindly. What can I do?