adjective slen·der \ˈslen-dər\

: thin especially in an attractive or graceful way

: very narrow : not wide

: small or limited in amount or size

Full Definition of SLENDER

a :  spare in frame or flesh; especially :  gracefully slight
b :  small or narrow in circumference or width in proportion to length or height
:  limited or inadequate in amount or scope :  meager <people of slender means>
slen·der·ly adverb
slen·der·ness noun

Examples of SLENDER

  1. She has a slender figure.
  2. a flower with a slender stem
  3. an animal with a long, slender snout

Origin of SLENDER

Middle English sclendre, slendre, from Anglo-French esclendre
First Known Use: 14th century


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