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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meagerness, meagreness, leanness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, exiguitynoun

    the quality of being meager

    "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot

  2. leanness, thinness, sparenessnoun

    the property of having little body fat


  1. leannessnoun

    The property of being lean, without excess or fat.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Leannessnoun

    Etymology: from lean.

    If thy leanness loves such food,
    There are those, that, for thy sake,
    Do enough. Ben Jonson, Forest.

    The symptoms of too great fluidity are excess of universal secretions, as of perspiration, sweat, urine, liquid dejectures, leanness, and weakness. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    The poor king Reignier, whose large style
    Agrees not with the leanness of his purse. William Shakespeare.


  1. leanness

    Leanness refers to the quality or state of being lean, meaning the lack of excess fat or waste, efficiency, or even scarcity or meagerness. In relation to fitness and health, it involves having a low body fat percentage. In relation to business and manufacturing, leanness describes optimal productivity with minimal waste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leannessnoun

    the condition or quality of being lean

  2. Etymology: [AS. hlnnes.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leanness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leanness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of leanness in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Gaskell:

    He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.

  2. David Anderson:

    It looks to me like they're doing studies to determine if the lower dosages are efficacious in improving feed efficiency, growth rate and carcass leanness.

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