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English adjective: svelte

1. svelte showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

SamplesHis polished manner.
Maintained an urbane tone in his letters.

Synonymspolished, refined, urbane


Antonymsnaif, naive

2. svelte moving and bending with ease

Synonymslissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, sylphlike



3. svelte being of delicate or slender build

SamplesShe was slender as a willow shoot is slender.
A slim girl with straight blonde hair.
Watched her slight figure cross the street.

Synonymsslender, slight, slim

Similarlean, thin


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