adjective, thin·ner, thin·nest.
verb (used with object), thinned, thin·ning.
verb (used without object), thinned, thin·ning.
Origin of thin
SYNONYMS FOR thin
Examples from the Web for thinness
Because of the thinness of the air, there is a very tight margin between the correct and incorrect airspeeds, as little as 50 mph.
Lecallier explains that the ideal of thinness in fashion modeling is not as recent as one might expect.‘Mannequin, le Corps de la Mode’ (‘Models’ Bodies : The Crux of Fashion’) Exhibition in Paris|Rebecca Benhamou|March 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Some patients have their own peer group which reinforces their quest for thinness,” she says.Pro-Anorexia, Thinspirational Images on Pinterest: Threat of Self-Harm|Isabel Wilkinson|April 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The imperative of thinness in our culture is not based on science, and it causes a lot of pain.
It appears to me that this thinness cannot be used as an argument.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
Size is particularly desired with this species, but thinness of shell counts high.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Not the thinness of emaciation, but that of bodily structure.The Galaxy Primes|Edward Elmer Smith
It was absolutely without expression: it had not even, despite its thinness, one salient feature.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It isn't only thinness; these exercises keep you young and well and active in mind.Once a Week|Alan Alexander Milne
British Dictionary definitions for thinness
adjective thinner or thinnest
verb thins, thinning or thinned
Derived Formsthinly, adverbthinness, noun
Word Origin for thin
Idioms and Phrases with thinness
In addition to the idioms beginning with thin
- thin as a rail
- thin edge of the wedge
- thing or two
- things are looking up
- thin on top
- into thin air
- on thin ice
- spread oneself too thin
- through thick and thin
- wear thin