slightly built

idiom

: thin and not very strong or muscular

Examples of slightly built in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even at forty-two, Hsiung, who is slightly built and wears glasses, could easily pass for any of Berkeley’s thousands of Asian American graduate students. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2024 At 6-foot, 170 pounds, Kimber is slightly built at this stage of his development. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 14 Jan. 2022 Though slightly built at 6-2 and 214 pounds and with a worrisome injury history that includes surgery on his throwing shoulder two years ago, Wilson does have tantalizing gifts that have drawn comparisons to Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2021 He was slightly built and a ferocious hitter. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 19 Sep. 2020 She was slightly built, light-skinned, with dark hair and eyes. Manuel Jaén, National Geographic, 4 June 2020

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“Slightly built.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slightly%20built. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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