slender [slen-der] /ˈslɛn dər/ Show IPA
, slenderer, slenderest.
having a circumference that is small in proportion to the height or length:
a slender post.
thin or slight; light and graceful:
small in size, amount, extent, etc.; meager:
a slender income.
having little value, force, or justification:
thin or weak, as sound.
1300–50; Middle English slendre, sclendre < ?
2. Slender, slight, slim imply a tendency toward thinness. As applied to the human body, slender implies a generally attractive and pleasing thinness: slender hands. Slight often adds the idea of frailness to that of thinness: a slight, almost fragile, figure. Slim implies a lithe or delicate thinness: a slim and athletic figure. 4. trivial, trifling. 5. fragile, feeble, fine, delicate, flimsy.
2. fat, stocky.