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English noun: leanness

1. leanness (attribute) the quality of being meager


SamplesAn exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes.


Synonymsexiguity, meagerness, meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness


Broader (hypernym)deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency


Narrower (hyponym)abstemiousness, spareness, sparseness, sparsity, thinness, wateriness

2. leanness (attribute) the property of having little body fat


Synonymsspareness, thinness


Broader (hypernym)bodily property


Narrower (hyponym)boniness, bonyness, emaciation, gauntness, maceration, scrawniness, skinniness, slenderness, slightness, slimness, wiriness


Antonymsfatness, avoirdupois, blubber, fat









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