spindly

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adjective spin·dly \ˈspin(d)-lē, ˈspin-dəl-ē\

Definition of spindly

spindlier

spindliest

  1. 1 :  of a disproportionately tall or long and thin appearance that often suggests physical weakness <spindly legs>

  2. 2 :  frail or flimsy in appearance or structure <a spindly tower>

Examples of spindly in a sentence

  1. <spindly, underfed dogs roamed the poverty-stricken village>

1651

First Known Use of spindly

1651


SPINDLY Defined for English Language Learners

spindly

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adjective spin·dly \ˈspin(d)-lē, ˈspin-dəl-ē\

Definition of spindly for English Language Learners

  • : long and thin and usually weak


SPINDLY Defined for Kids

spindly

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adjective spin·dly \ˈspind-lē\

Definition of spindly for Students

  1. :  being thin and long or tall and usually feeble or weak <spindly legs> <a spindly plant>



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