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lean

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lean

  1. having a noticeably small amount of body fat <all of the marathoners are extremely lean> Synonyms bony (also boney), fatless, thin, lithe, skinny, slender, slim, spare, svelteRelated Words clean-limbed, trim; sylphlike, willowy; angular, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, sinewy, wiry; lank, lanky, rangy, reedy, spindling, spindly, stringy, twiggy, waspish, weedy; anorectic (also anoretic), anorexic, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted, wizened; meager (or meagre), puny, slightNear Antonyms beefy, bulky, chunky, fleshy, heavy, heavyset, stocky, stout, thick, thickset, weighty; brawny, burly, husky; dumpy, pudgy, roly-poly, squat, stubby; paunchy, potbellied; flabby, soft; buxom, zaftig (also zoftig); fleshed-out, full, hippy, roundAntonyms chubby, corpulent, fat, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, rotund, tubby




lean

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lean

  1. the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon <the wall has enough of a lean that we can't set a bookcase against it> Synonyms cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, slant, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeRelated Words ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding




lean

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lean

  1. 1 to set or cause to be at an angle <just lean the ladder against the tree and climb up it> Synonyms angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, list, pitch, slant, slope, tilt, tip Related Words bank; bend, deviate, swerve, veer; decline, descend, recline, retreat Near Antonyms even, flatten, level, straighten

  2. 2 to show a liking or proneness (for something) <the family's diet leans toward greasy food> Synonyms incline, run, tend, trend Related Words go, gravitate; indicate, point, suggest Near Antonyms avoid, shun, shy (from or away from)

  3. 3 to place reliance or trust <you can always lean on me if you need help> Synonyms calculate, count, depend, reckon, relyRelated Words commit, confide, entrust (also intrust), trustNear Antonyms distrust, mistrust, question, suspect




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