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thin

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of thin

  1. 1 having a noticeably small amount of body fat after her bout with pneumonia, she looked thinner Synonyms of thin bony (also boney), fatless, lean, lithe, skinny, slender, slim, spare, svelte Words Related to thin 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, slight Near Antonyms of thin 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, round Antonyms of thin chubby, corpulent, fat, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, rotund, tubby

  2. 2 being of less than usual width the thin threads of a cobweb Synonyms of thin fine, hairline, needlelike, paper-thin, skinny, slender, slim, slim-jim, narrow, ultrathinWords Related to thin 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 thin chunky, squat, stocky, stumpy, thick, thickset; bulky, massive, voluminous; thickish, widishAntonyms of thin broad, fat, wide

  3. 3 not containing very much of some important element the evidence for that oddball theory is pretty thin Synonyms of thin dilute, diluted, weak, thinned, washy, watery, weakenedWords Related to thin adulterated, watered-downNear Antonyms of thin enriched, fortified; concentrated, condensed, evaporatedAntonyms of thin full-bodied, rich, strong

Synonym Discussion of thin

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

thin

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of thin

  1. to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances thinned the cream with milk but didn't tell anyone Synonyms of thin cut, dilute, extend, lace, sophisticate, adulterate, water down, weakenWords Related to thin load; befoul, contaminate, corrupt, defile, dirty, envenom, foul, infect, poison, pollute, soil, spoil, sully, taint; cheapen, debase, degrade; manipulate, misrepresent, tamper (with); counterfeit, fake, falsify, fudge; doctor, spike; attenuate, moderate, qualify, temperNear Antonyms of thin fertilize, lard; augment, reinforce (also reenforce), supplement; decontaminate, purify; clarify, clean, cleanse, distill (also distil), filter, flush, leach, pasteurize, purge, refine; better, enhance, improve; compact, concentrate, condenseAntonyms of thin enrich, fortify, richen, strengthen



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