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slender

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of slender

  1. 1 being of less than usual width graceful, slender table legs Synonyms of slender fine, hairline, needlelike, paper-thin, skinny, narrow, slim, slim-jim, thin, ultrathinWords Related to slender 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 slender chunky, squat, stocky, stumpy, thick, thickset; bulky, massive, voluminous; thickish, widishAntonyms of slender broad, fat, wide

  2. 2 having a noticeably small amount of body fat unsurprisingly, the aerobics instructor is slender and athletic Synonyms of slender bony (also boney), fatless, lean, lithe, skinny, thin, slim, spare, svelteWords Related to slender 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 slender 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 slender chubby, corpulent, fat, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, rotund, tubby

  3. 3 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable people of slender means simply can't afford those prices Synonyms of slender exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, meager, slim, spare, sparing, sparse, stingyWords Related to slender deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, short, wanting; bare, bare-bones; least, littlest, lowest, mere, minimal, slightest; slight, small, thin; barren, infertile, sterile, unfruitful, unproductiveNear Antonyms of slender adequate, enough, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable; fat, fecund, fertile, fruitful, prolific, rich; lavish, luxuriant; blooming, bursting, flourishing, proliferative, swarming, teeming, thriving; excess, extra, surplusAntonyms of slender abundant, ample, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful



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