- 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.
Origin of slender
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Examples from the Web for slenderer
Molly looks taller, slenderer than usual in her mourning robes.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Then at the other, slenderer man who was rising to his feet from the pilot's bucket seat.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
She was slenderer than ever in the short satin petticoat that was her inner sheath.The Combined Maze
Its body is slenderer than that of the whale, and its fat not in so great abundance.
This is slenderer and smaller than the l-qrgha of those countries (Tramontana).The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
- of small width relative to length or height
- (esp of a person's figure) slim and well-formed
- small or inadequate in amount, size, etcslender resources
- (of hopes, etc) having little foundation; feeble
- very smalla slender margin
- (of a sound) lacking volume
- phonetics (now only in Irish phonology) relating to or denoting a close front vowel, such as i or e
Word Origin and History for slenderer
c.1400, earlier sclendre (late 14c.), probably from a French source, often said to be from Old French esclendre "thin, slender," which could be from Old Dutch slinder, but the connections, and even the existence of these words, is doubtful. Related: Slenderly; slenderness.