Slender vs. Skinny
By Muazma Batool — Published on March 13, 2023
Difference Between Slender and Skinny
Slender vs. Skinny Definitions
Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin
a slender rod.
Having very little bodily flesh or fat, often unattractively so; very thin.
Thin and delicate in build; gracefully slim
"She was slender as a willow shoot is slender—and equally graceful, equally erect" (Frank Norris).
(informal) thin, generally in a negative sense (as opposed to slim, which is thin in a positive sense).
Her recent weight loss has made her look rather skinny than slender
Small in amount or extent; meager
a slender chance of survival.
Having reduced fat or calories.
A rod is a long slender pole used for angling.
Naked; nude (chiefly used in the phrase skinny dipping).
(figurative) meagre; deficient
Being a person of slender means, he was unable to afford any luxuries.
(of clothing) tight-fitting
(Gaelic languages) Palatalized.
Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
She, as a veil down to the slender waist,Her unadorned golden tresses wore.
(colloquial) The details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.
She called to get the skinny on the latest goings-on in the club.
Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
Mighty hearts are held in slender chains.
They have inferred much from slender premises.
The slender utterance of the consonants.
A state of nakedness; nudity.
Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.
A slender degree of patience will enable him to enjoy both the humor and the pathos.
(informal) A low-fat serving of coffee.
Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
Frequent begging makes slender alms.
(nonstandard) A skinny being.
Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
The good Ostorius often deignedTo grace my slender table with his presence.
(transitive) To reduce or cut down.
Uttered with a thin tone; - the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.
Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting flesh.
He holds him with a skinny hand.
being of delicate or slender build;
she was slender as a willow shoot is slender
a slim girl with straight blonde hair
watched her slight figure cross the street
confidential information about a topic or person;
he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
a thin line across the page
having unattractive thinness;
a child with skinny freckled legs
a long scrawny neck
having little width in proportion to the length or height;
a slender pole
small in quantity;
a slim chance of winning
a small surplus
gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease
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