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English adjective: thin

1. thin of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section


SamplesThin wire.
A thin chiffon blouse.
A thin book.
A thin layer of paint.


Similarbladed, capillary, cobwebby, compressed, depressed, diaphanous, filamentlike, filamentous, filiform, filmy, fine, flat, gauze-like, gauzy, gossamer, hairlike, hyperfine, light, paper thin, papery, ribbonlike, ribbony, see-through, sheer, sleazy, slender, tenuous, threadlike, thready, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, wafer-thin


See alsolean, narrow, thin


Attributethickness


Antonymsthick

2. thin lacking excess flesh


SamplesYou can't be too rich or too thin.
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look.


Synonymslean


Similaranorectic, anorexic, boney, bony, cadaverous, deep-eyed, emaciated, gangling, gangly, gaunt, haggard, hollow-eyed, lank, lanky, pinched, rawboned, reedlike, reedy, scarecrowish, scraggy, scrawny, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, skeletal, skinny, slender, slender-waisted, slight, slim, slim-waisted, spare, spindle-legged, spindle-shanked, spindly, stringy, sunken-eyed, svelte, trim, twiggy, twiglike, underweight, wasp-waisted, wasted, weedy, wiry, wisplike, wispy, withered, wizen, wizened


See alsoectomorphic, thin


Attributebody weight


Antonymsfat

3. thin very narrow


SamplesA thin line across the page.


Synonymsslender


Similarnarrow


Antonymsbroad, wide

4. thin not dense


SamplesA thin beard.
Trees were sparse.


Synonymssparse


Similardistributed


Antonymsconcentrated

5. thin relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous


SamplesAir is thin at high altitudes.
A thin soup.
Skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk.
Thin oil.


Similarrare, rarefied, rarified, tenuous


Attributebody, consistence, consistency, eubstance, thickness


Antonymsthick

6. thin (of sound) lacking resonance or volume


SamplesA thin feeble cry.


Similarpale


Antonymsfull

7. thin lacking spirit or sincere effort


SamplesA thin smile.


Similarspiritless


Antonymsspirited

8. thin lacking substance or significance


SamplesSlight evidence.
A tenuous argument.
A thin plot.
A fragile claim to fame.


Synonymsflimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous


Similarinsignificant, unimportant


Antonymssignificant, important


English adverb: thin

1. thin without viscosity


SamplesThe blood was flowing thin.


Synonymsthinly


Antonymsthick, thickly


English verb: thin

1. thin (change) lose thickness; become thin or thinner


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Antonymsthicken, inspissate

2. thin (change) make thin or thinner


SamplesThin the solution.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Narrower (hyponym)draw


Causethin


Antonymsthicken, inspissate

3. thin (change) lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture


SamplesCut bourbon.


Synonymscut, dilute, reduce, thin out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken


Narrower (hyponym)water down

4. thin (body) take off weight


Synonymslose weight, melt off, reduce, slenderize, slim, slim down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)sweat off


Antonymsgain, put on









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