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hairline

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of hairline

  1. 1 being of less than usual width a hairline crack in the mug, almost too small to notice, was enough to make the mug break when filled with hot tea Synonyms of hairline fine, narrow, needlelike, paper-thin, skinny, slender, slim, slim-jim, thin, ultrathinWords Related to hairline attenuate, attenuated, elongate (or elongated), linear; bottleneck, close, compressed, condensed, constricted, contracted, squeezed, tight, tightened; lanky, rangy, reedy, shoestring, spindly, stalky, stringy, twiggy, willowy, wispy; lank, spareNear Antonyms of hairline chunky, squat, stocky, stumpy, thick, thickset; bulky, massive, voluminous; thickish, widishAntonyms of hairline broad, fat, wide

  2. 2 made or done with extreme care and accuracy a hairline distinction between her rating of certain things as “necessary” and others as “absolutely necessary” Synonyms of hairline delicate, exact, finespun, fine, hairsplitting, minute, nice, nuanced, refined, subtleWords Related to hairline nitpicking, quibbling; frivolous, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, negligible, petty, piddling, trifling, trivial; demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, meticulous, particular, pickyNear Antonyms of hairline apparent, clear, clear-cut, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable; broad, indefinite; careless, heedless, incautious, slapdash, slipshod, sloppyAntonyms of hairline coarse, inexact, rough

  3. 3 meeting the highest standard of accuracy an ultrasensitive telescope that requires hairline placement of the lenses Synonyms of hairline accurate, close, delicate, exact, fine, precise, mathematical, pinpoint, refined, rigorous, spot-onWords Related to hairline correct, right, strict, true; definite, definitive; nice, subtle; careful, fastidious, finical, finicky, meticulousNear Antonyms of hairline approximate, round; false, incorrect, untrue, wrong; careless, loose; indefinite, unclear, vague; doubtful, dubious, questionable, unreliable, untrustworthyAntonyms of hairline coarse, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, rough


hairline

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hairline

  1. a very small distance or degree the controversial measure passed by a hairline, the margin of victory being but a single vote Synonyms of hairline ace, hairbreadth (or hairsbreadth), hair, hop, skip, and jump, inch, neck, shouting distance, step, stone's throwWords Related to hairline bit, crumb, dab, iota, jot, minim, mite, particle, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), trace, trifleNear Antonyms of hairline infinity, light-yearAntonyms of hairline country mile, long haul, mile



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