spindling

adjective
spin·​dling | \ ˈspin(d)-liŋ How to pronounce spindling (audio) , -lən; ˈspin-dᵊl-iŋ, -ən\

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gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy, spindly

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Examples of spindling in a Sentence

a sickly, spindling child who spent most of his time indoors

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1750, in the meaning defined above

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