slender, slight, slim, svelte(adj)
being of delicate or slender build
"she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
"a thin line across the page"
having little width in proportion to the length or height
"a slender pole"
small in quantity
"slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"
lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike(adj)
moving and bending with ease
A rod is a long slender pole used for angling.
Origin: From slendre, sclendre, from esclendre, of origin, from slinder, from slindraz, from sleidh-. Cognate with Schlenderling, schlendern, slidderen, slinderen, slindern. More at slide, slither.
small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant
weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution
moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence
small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance
spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet
uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i
Origin: [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slen′dėr, adj. thin or narrow: feeble: inconsiderable: simple: meagre, inadequate, poorly furnished.—adv. Slen′derly.—n. Slen′derness. [Old Dut. slinder, thin, slinderen, to drag; cf. Ger. schlendern, to saunter.]
The numerical value of slender in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of slender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...
Since then, all young women nationwide find that girls who are dressed as guys are no less handsome and more sexually attractive and secure than real guys, in the subculture, neutral-looking, slender and short-hair girls resemble the ideal male image in the world of manga (Japanese comics). This positioning appeals to a lot of people of the new generation.
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- نحيل, أهيف, نحيفArabic
- útlý, štíhlýCzech
- caol, seangScottish Gaelic
- esbelto, magroPortuguese
- стройный, тонкийRussian
- tenký, štíhlySlovak
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