Definition of spindly
1 : of a disproportionately tall or long and thin appearance that often suggests physical weakness spindly legs
2 : frail or flimsy in appearance or structure a spindly tower
Examples of spindly in a Sentence
spindly, underfed dogs roamed the poverty-stricken village
Recent Examples of spindly from the Web
Besides a few spindly cellphone towers, there are few signs of the globalization swamping Myanmar as the nation opens itself after half a century of isolation under a military dictatorship.
Here and there, spindly trees poke through what’s left of the roof at the place called Tacheles.
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First Known Use of spindly
SPINDLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spindly for English Language Learners
: long and thin and usually weak
SPINDLY Defined for Kids
Definition of spindly for Students
: being thin and long or tall and usually feeble or weak spindly legs a spindly plant
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