[slˈɛndə], [slˈɛndə], [s_l_ˈɛ_n_d_ə]

Definitions of slender:

  1.   Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
  2.   Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
  3.   Thin or narrow: feeble: inconsiderable: simple.
  4.   Narrow in proportion to the length or height; slim; feeble; moderate; small: as, slender means of support; spare; as, a slender meal.
  5.   very narrow; " a thin line across the page"
  6.   Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
  7.   gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease
  8.   being of delicate or slender build; " she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; " a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; " watched her slight figure cross the street"
  9.   Uttered with a thin tone; - the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.
  10.   having little width in proportion to the length or height; " a slender pole"
  11.   Small in thickness in proportion to height or length; slim; feeble.
  12.   Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
  13.   Slenderness.
  14.   Thin or narrow; small in girth; feeble; slight.
  15.   Slenderly.
  16.   Thin; small in circumference compared with the length; small in the waist; not strong; small; inconsiderable; slight; weak; insufficient; spare; abstemious.
  17.   small in quantity; " slender wages"; " a slim chance of winning"; " a small surplus"
  18.   Slim; thin; small in circumference compared with the length; slight; limited; inadequate.
  19.   Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.

Antonyms for slender:

chunky, stocky, tolerable, huge, corpulent, soft, buxom, plentiful, broad, weighty, brawny, flabby, long, muscular, massive, chubby, awkward, hulking, fertile, fruitful, pudgy, Widish, tubby, swarming, largish, outsize, sinewy, goodly, podgy, luxuriant, bursting, squat, satisfactory, immense, fleshy, great, tidy, thick, sizable, large, replete, clumsy, substantial, spacious, rude, proliferative, burly, enough, blubbery, rotund, blunt, gross, oversize, biggish, coarse, squatty, grand, fleshed out, beer-bellied, extensive, rich, vast, copious, stumpy, Thickish, fat, boxcar, heavy, hippy, obese, colossal, roly-poly, dumpy, bountiful, voluminous, wide, ample, lavish, hefty, handsome, zaftig, beefy, prolific, extra, sufficient, plenteous, surplus, bulky, blooming, portly, stout, teeming, abundant, potbellied, big, gigantic, round, thickset, fecund, paunchy, adequate, thriving, full, generous, considerable, heavyset, excess, enormous, liberal, plump, mesomorphic, husky, stubby, flourishing, Lardy, capacious, overweight.

Quotes for slender:

  1. Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. – Carl Jung
  2. I was very slender and small. All my friends were on the team, so I had to make it too. I was a very aggressive player. I wanted to be one of the best, but I just ended up as one of the good ones. – Ed O'Neill
  3. The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me. – Ida Tarbell
  4. Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence. – Martin Farquhar Tupper
  5. To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds. – Gore Vidal
  6. All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings. – Edmund Waller
  7. A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. – George Washington

Usage examples for slender:

  1. “ A sleeve fastened by set- screws to slender lathe work and running in a bearing so as to steady the work. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. The spot was in shadow, but as they looked in that direction, a log fell, and a slender flame sprang up. ” – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  3. In front of him stood a second form, that of a slender woman, upon whose auburn hair fell the glittering light of the lantern. ” – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  4. Yes, dressed in black- had long light hair and was slender – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  5. Her figure is quite slender – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  6. But he was sensitive to the frank grip of her long and slender fingers. ” – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  7. Would broad web- feet be as useful to the hen as slender toes? ” – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  8. He had not seen how the girl's hand had suddenly closed, and her slender form had swayed. ” – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  9. She was only a slender girl when I saw her last. ” – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  10. The slender form of Jig rose before them, trembling. ” – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  11. When he went upstairs to his room the first object that caught his attention was a slender volume, beautifully bound, that lay on his dressing- table. ” – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  12. He was a little above the middle height- rather slender but a good figure. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  13. Thanks, my dear; I should enjoy going very much if I were a little more slender – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  14. Slender hands, to bear the double burden. ” – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  15. With a wave of her slender brown hand she said: " Look at this!" ” – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  16. Now she called the queen of Erin to her tent, and drawing from her own pocket a belt of silk, slender as a cord, she said: " Put this on." ” – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  17. It swung there at the end of the slender little broken chain like a great drop of shining water, blushing and sparkling and trembling. ” – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  18. “ " It's a dear little boy," said the slender lady, who had a pale, kind face, dark eyes, and very red lips. ” – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  19. It has occasionally been my duty to say that I could not myself give my slender assistance to a Ministry unless I were supported by the presence of this or that political friend. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  20. He noticed the touch of colour just below her white slender column of a neck, and wondered why no other woman had ever thought of wearing a crimson tie with her habit. ” – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice

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