Meaning of THIN in English


adj. 25B6; adjective

a thin white line : NARROW, fine, attenuated.

a thin cotton nightdress : LIGHTWEIGHT, light, fine, delicate, floaty, flimsy, diaphanous, gossamer, insubstantial; sheer, gauzy, filmy, chiffony, transparent, see-through.

a tall, thin woman : SLIM, lean, slender, rangy, willowy, svelte, sylphlike, spare, slight; SKINNY, underweight, scrawny, scraggy, bony, angular, raw-boned, hollow-cheeked, gaunt, as thin as a rake/reed, stick-like, skin and bone, emaciated, skeletal, wasted, pinched, undernourished, underfed; lanky, spindly, gangly, gangling, weedy; informal anorexic, like a bag of bones; dated spindle-shanked; archaic starveling.

his thin grey hair : SPARSE, scanty, wispy, thinning.

a bowl of thin soup : WATERY, weak, dilute, diluted; runny, sloppy.

her thin voice : WEAK, faint, feeble, small, soft; reedy, high-pitched.

the plot is very thin : INSUBSTANTIAL, flimsy, slight, feeble, lame, poor, weak, tenuous, inadequate, insufficient, unconvincing, unbelievable, implausible.

thick, broad, fat, abundant.

25B6; verb

some paint must be thinned down before use : DILUTE, water down, weaken.

the crowds were beginning to thin out : DISPERSE, dissipate, scatter; become less dense/numerous, decrease, diminish, dwindle.

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