adjective, spin·dli·er, spin·dli·est.
Examples from the Web for spindly
Around 3am, my spindly legs are beginning to ache from balancing on deck, as we heel with each tack.
Today, a small corner of the building is packed with spindly, aspiring clowns filling out forms on folding chairs.The Most Depressing Show on Earth: Amongst the Clowns of Newark|Lizzie Crocker|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My eyes were woozy as I woke up, and I saw these spindly, veiny legs in slippers and a nightgown.Bruce Dern’s Long, Strange Trip to Leading Man in Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’|Marlow Stern|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The models were often as spindly—and as disconnected—as Winehouse herself would eventually become.
The spindly tops of the trees pointed heavenward with the rigidity of church spires.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
In order to strengthen the plants, and keep them from becoming drawn and spindly, admit large portions of air every mild day.The American Flower Garden Directory|Thomas Hibbert
His eyes were sleep-fogged, and spindly, pajama-clad legs showed below the dressing gown he had thrown about his thin shoulders.The Time Mirror|Clark South
Pink touched the herons wings, its beak, its head, its glittering beady eyes and spindly leg.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
The trees seemed huge and spindly, a porous growth something on the Martian style, with huge leaves and a tangle of matter vines.Wandl the Invader|Raymond King Cummings