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slender

[ slen-der ]
/ ˈslɛn dər /
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Definition of slender

adjective, slen·der·er, slen·der·est.
having a circumference that is small in proportion to the height or length: a slender post.
thin or slight; light and graceful: slender youths.
small in size, amount, extent, etc.; meager: a slender income.
having little value, force, or justification: slender prospects.
thin or weak, as sound.
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Origin of slender

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English slendre, sclendre; origin unknown

synonym study for slender

2. Slender, slight, slim imply a tendency toward thinness. As applied to the human body, slender implies a generally attractive and pleasing thinness: slender hands. Slight often adds the idea of frailness to that of thinness: a slight, almost fragile, figure. Slim implies a lithe or delicate thinness: a slim and athletic figure.

OTHER WORDS FROM slender

slen·der·ly, adverbslen·der·ness, nounun·slen·der, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slender

slender
/ (ˈslɛndə) /

adjective

Derived forms of slender

slenderly, adverbslenderness, noun

Word Origin for slender

C14 slendre, of unknown origin
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