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slim

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of slim

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

  2. 2 having a noticeably small amount of body fat the pressure on ballet dancers to remain gracefully slim Synonyms of slim bony (also boney), fatless, lean, lithe, skinny, slender, thin, spare, svelteWords Related to slim 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 slim 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 slim chubby, corpulent, fat, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, rotund, tubby

  3. 3 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable slim pickings at the garage sale Synonyms of slim exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, slender, meager, spare, sparing, sparse, stingyWords Related to slim 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 slim adequate, enough, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable; fat, fecund, fertile, fruitful, prolific, rich; lavish, luxuriant; blooming, bursting, flourishing, proliferative, swarming, teeming, thriving; excess, extra, surplusAntonyms of slim abundant, ample, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful

  4. 4 small in degree a slim chance is still better than none Synonyms of slim fragile, frail, negligible, off, outside, slight, remote, smallWords Related to slim marginal, minimal, minor; little, tinyNear Antonyms of slim great, large; distinct, significant; considerable, goodly, healthy, largish, respectable, significant, sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidyAntonyms of slim good

Synonym Discussion of slim

thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous mean not thick, broad, abundant, or dense. thin implies comparatively little extension between surfaces or in diameter, or it may imply lack of substance, richness, or abundance.
    • thin wire
    • a thin soup
slender implies leanness or spareness often with grace and good proportion.
    • the slender legs of a Sheraton chair
slim applies to slenderness that suggests fragility or scantiness.
    • a slim volume of poetry
    • a slim chance
slight implies smallness as well as thinness.
    • a slight build
tenuous implies extreme thinness, sheerness, or lack of substance and firmness.
    • a tenuous thread


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