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skinny

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of skinny

  1. 1 being of less than usual width the tree swing was supported only by a couple of skinny branches Synonyms of skinny fine, hairline, needlelike, paper-thin, narrow, slender, slim, slim-jim, thin, ultrathinWords Related to skinny 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 skinny chunky, squat, stocky, stumpy, thick, thickset; bulky, massive, voluminous; thickish, widishAntonyms of skinny broad, fat, wide

  2. 2 having a noticeably small amount of body fat her grandmother was always insisting that she was too skinny and never tired of trying to force more food on her Synonyms of skinny bony (also boney), fatless, lean, lithe, thin, slender, slim, spare, svelteWords Related to skinny 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 skinny 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 skinny chubby, corpulent, fat, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, rotund, tubby

Synonym Discussion of skinny

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

skinny

noun, slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of skinny

  1. information not generally available to the public a TV show that offers all the skinny on Tinseltown and the stars that light it up Synonyms of skinny book, 411 [slang], inside, lowdown, poop [slang], scoop, dope [slang], tipWords Related to skinny dirt, dish, gossip, rumor, story; hint, pointer; information, intelligence, news, tidings, wordNear Antonyms of skinny ancient history, open secret



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