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lean

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lean

  1. having a noticeably small amount of body fat all of the marathoners are extremely lean Synonyms of lean bony (also boney), fatless, thin, lithe, skinny, slender, slim, spare, svelteWords Related to lean clean-limbed, trim; sylphlike, willowy; angular, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, sinewy, wiry; lank, lanky, rangy, reedy, spindling, spindly, stringy, twiggy, waspish, weedy; anorectic (also anoretic), anorexic, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted, wizened; meager (or meagre), puny, slightNear Antonyms of lean beefy, bulky, chunky, fleshy, heavy, heavyset, stocky, stout, thick, thickset, weighty; brawny, burly, husky; dumpy, pudgy, roly-poly, squat, stubby; paunchy, potbellied; flabby, soft; buxom, zaftig (also zoftig); fleshed-out, full, hippy, roundAntonyms of lean chubby, corpulent, fat, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, rotund, tubby

Synonym Discussion of lean

lean, spare, lank, lanky, gaunt, rawboned, scrawny, skinny mean thin because of an absence of excess flesh. lean stresses lack of fat and of curving contours.
    • a lean racehorse
spare suggests leanness from abstemious living or constant exercise.
    • the gymnast's spare figure
lank implies tallness as well as leanness.
    • the lank legs of the heron
lanky suggests awkwardness and loose-jointedness as well as thinness.
    • a lanky youth, all arms and legs
gaunt implies marked thinness or emaciation as from overwork or suffering.
    • a prisoner's gaunt face
rawboned suggests a large ungainly build without implying undernourishment.
    • a rawboned farmer
scrawny and skinny imply an extreme leanness that suggests deficient strength and vitality.
    • a scrawny chicken
    • skinny street urchins

lean

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lean

  1. the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon the wall has enough of a lean that we can't set a bookcase against it Synonyms of lean cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, slant, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeWords Related to lean ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms of lean declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding


lean

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lean

  1. 1 to set or cause to be at an angle just lean the ladder against the tree and climb up it Synonyms of lean angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, list, pitch, slant, slope, tilt, tip Words Related to lean bank; bend, deviate, swerve, veer; decline, descend, recline, retreat Near Antonyms of lean even, flatten, level, straighten

  2. 2 to show a liking or proneness (for something) the family's diet leans toward greasy food Synonyms of lean incline, run, tend, trend Words Related to lean go, gravitate; indicate, point, suggest Near Antonyms of lean avoid, shun, shy (from or away from)

  3. 3 to place reliance or trust you can always lean on me if you need help Synonyms of lean calculate, count, depend, reckon, relyWords Related to lean commit, confide, entrust (also intrust), trustNear Antonyms of lean distrust, mistrust, question, suspect



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