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View synonyms for spindling

spindling

[ spind-ling ]

adjective

  1. long or tall and slender, often disproportionately so.
  2. growing into a long, slender stalk or stem, often too slender or weak to remain upright.


noun

  1. a spindling person or thing.

spindling

/ ˈspɪndlɪŋ /

adjective

  1. long and slender, esp disproportionately so
  2. (of stalks, shoots, etc) becoming long and slender


noun

  1. a spindling person or thing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of spindling1

First recorded in 1740–50; spindle + -ing 2, -ing 1
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Example Sentences

But how can they catch fishes that size on a little bit of a spindling rod and a line so fine you can hardly see it?

He had round, stooping shoulders, and long, spindling limbs.

They looked straight at a few spindling tomato plants set too near the tree and stunted by its shade.

Our regular steward was a spindling little critter with curls and eye-glasses who answered to the hail of "Percy."

The wiry and spindling growth of grass and grain crops may indicate too much water.

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