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slim

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adjective \ˈslim\

Simple Definition of slim

  • : thin in an attractive way

  • : small in amount, size, or degree

Full Definition of slim

slim·merslim·mest

  1. 1 :  of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length :  slender

  2. 2a :  mean, worthlessb :  adroit, crafty

  3. 3a :  inferior in quality or amount :  slightb :  scanty, small <a slim chance>

slim·ly adverb
slim·ness noun

Examples of slim

  1. She looked slim and fit for her age.

  2. He has a slim build.

  3. I was a lot slimmer in those days.

  4. They have only a slim chance of winning.



Origin of slim

Dutch, bad, inferior, from Middle Dutch slimp crooked, bad; akin to Middle High German slimp awry


First Known Use: 1657

Synonym Discussion of slim

thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous mean not thick, broad, abundant, or dense. thin implies comparatively little extension between surfaces or in diameter, or it may imply lack of substance, richness, or abundance <thin wire> <a thin soup>. slender implies leanness or spareness often with grace and good proportion <the slender legs of a Sheraton chair>. slim applies to slenderness that suggests fragility or scantiness <a slim volume of poetry> <a slim chance>. slight implies smallness as well as thinness <a slight build>. tenuous implies extreme thinness, sheerness, or lack of substance and firmness <a tenuous thread>.

Rhymes with slim


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slim

verb

Simple Definition of slim

  • : to make (something) thinner

Full Definition of slim

slimmedslim·ming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make slender :  decrease the size of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become slender

Examples of slim

  1. She started exercising to slim her thighs.

  2. I'll skip dessert; I'm slimming.



1862

First Known Use of slim

1862




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