adjective, thin·ner, thin·nest.
verb (used with object), thinned, thin·ning.
verb (used without object), thinned, thin·ning.
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Origin of thin
synonym study for thin
OTHER WORDS FROM thin
Example sentences from the Web for thin
Giuliana has the thinnest body, but she eats, she really eats, so what the hell are you going to yell at her about?
People with eating disorders can become competitive and perfectionistic, striving to be the “thinnest” in any group of sufferers.
It was the thinnest of clues, based on hourly signals showing that the 777 was still “alive.”
Romney is just barely hanging on by the thinnest thread that exists.Michael Tomasky: Romney Barely Hanging On After Alabama and Mississippi|Michael Tomasky|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Democrats have succeeded in fighting off passage of the law by the thinnest of margins.Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Ad Is the Wrong Move for Obama|Adam Winkler|February 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is probably the thinnest tobacco cultivated; and is strong, but of agreeable flavor.
He led the Auvergners to the left of the battle, where the Seljouk horde seemed thinnest.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
To search for thoughts to trail along in a series results in thinnest bombast.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Before Wyatt, leisure had been the thinnest of exhalations along the very top of society.The Women of Tomorrow|William Hard
And suddenly a voice is heard in the darkness; terribly he did cry; a whale, the thinnest of them all, has there spit out a bigot.
British Dictionary definitions for thin
adjective thinner or thinnest
verb thins, thinning or thinned
Derived forms of thinthinly, adverbthinness, noun
Word Origin for thin
Idioms and Phrases with thin
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