Meaning of THIN in English


adj. Function: adjective

1 not thick, heavy, or broad (as in configuration or physique) FF1C; a thin body FF1E;

Synonyms: attenuate, reedy, slender, slight, slim, squinny, stalky, tenuous, twiggy; compare LEAN

Related Words: lank, lanky, lathy, lean, macilent, spare; cadaverous, gaunt, pinched, skeletal, wasted; meager, puny, small, twiglike

Contrasted Words: broad, wide; compact, dense, solid; heavy, massive; corpulent, fat, obese

Antonyms: thick

2 characterized by wide separation of component particles FF1C; thin air at high altitudes FF1E;

Synonyms: attenuate, attenuated, rare, rarefied, subtile, subtle, tenuous

Related Words: diffuse, diluted, dispersed; fine, refined

Contrasted Words: heavy, thick

Antonyms: dense


Synonyms: DILUTE , diluted, washy, watered-down, waterish, watery, weak


Synonyms: ACUTE 4, argute, high, piercing, piping, sharp, shrill, treble

Related Words: high-pitched

Contrasted Words: low, low-pitched; guttural; deep


Synonyms: IMPLAUSIBLE , flimsy, improbable, inconceivable, incredible, thick, unbelievable, unconvincing, unsubstantial, weak

Related Words: vapid; transparent; questionable; untenable

Idioms: a bit thin

Contrasted Words: believable, convincing, sound, substantial

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.