What does thinness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thinness, tenuity, slendernessnoun

    relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

    "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope"

  2. leanness, thinness, sparenessnoun

    the property of having little body fat

  3. fineness, thinnessnoun

    the property of being very narrow or thin

    "he marvelled at the fineness of her hair"

  4. sparseness, spareness, sparsity, thinnessnoun

    the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness

  5. thinnessnoun

    a consistency of low viscosity

    "he disliked the thinness of the soup"


  1. thinnessnoun

    The state of being thin.

  2. Etymology: From thynnesse, from þynnes, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thinnessnoun

    Etymology: from thin.

    Tickling is most in the soles, arm-holes and sides, because of the thinness of the skin. Francis Bacon.

    No breach, but an expansion,
    Like gold to airy thinness beat. John Donne.

    Transparent substances, as glass, water, air, &c. when made very thin by being blown into bubbles, or otherwise formed into plates, do exhibit various colours according to their various thinness, although at a greater thickness they appear very clear and colourless. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Such depend upon a strong projectile motion of the blood, and too great thinness and delicacy of the vessels. Arbuthnot.

    The buzzard
    Invites the feather’d Nimrods of his race,
    To hide the thinness of their flock from sight,
    And all together make a seeming goodly flight. Dryden.

    In country villages pope Leo the seventh indulged a practice through the thinness of the inhabitants, which opened a way for pluralities. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    Those pleasures that spring from honour the mind can nauseate, and quickly feel the thinness of a popular breath. South.


  1. thinness

    An underweight person is a person whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy. A person who is underweight is malnourished.


  1. thinness

    Thinness refers to the condition or quality of being slender or narrow in size or width, or the quality of having a relatively little extent from one surface to its opposite. It could also refer to the lack of density, abundance or intensity in various contexts, such as population thinness, or the scarcity of something in a certain area. In medical terms, extreme thinness might refer to underweight, possibly caused by malnutrition or illness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thinnessnoun

    the quality or state of being thin (in any of the senses of the word)

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Thinness

    A state of insufficient flesh on the body usually defined as having a body weight less than skeletal and physical standards. Depending on age, sex, and genetic background, a BODY MASS INDEX of less than 18.5 is considered as underweight.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thinness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thinness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of thinness in a Sentence

  1. Sadaf Farooqi:

    We've found that there are genes associated with thinness.

  2. Ross Rubin:

    But design of the iMac is striking, it will be difficult for PC makers to match that level of thinness for a while unless they start leveraging ARM chips that they have used only in laptops up to this point.

  3. Ross Rubin:

    But the design of the iMac is striking, it will be difficult for PC makers to match that level of thinness for awhile unless they start leveraging ARM chips that they have used only in laptops up to this point.

  4. Gloria Steinem:

    Women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category, just more extreme in their response to a culture that emphasizes thinness and impossible standards of appearance for women instead of individuality and health.

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