thin in an attractive or graceful way [= slim]: ➔ see usage note thin1
She is slender and stylish.
Laura's tall, slender figure
small or very limited in amount or size [= slim]:
The company only has a slender hope of survival.
The Republicans won the election by a slender majority.
We had to make the most of our rather slender resources.
—slenderness noun [uncountable]WORD CHOICE:
thin, slim, skinny, slender, lean, slightThin is a general word meaning that someone has little fat on their body. It is usually, but not always, disapproving • He's much too thin. • Teenage girls all seem to want to be thin.Slim means thin in an attractive way • her lovely slim figureSkinny is a fairly informal word meaning very thin, which is usually disapproving • ridiculously skinny modelsSlender, lean, and slight are used mostly in written English.Slender means thin in an attractive and graceful way • long slender legsLean means thin and looking strong and fit • a tall, lean athleteSlight means thin and delicate-looking • Her brother was very slight and looked younger than he was. ➔ See also thin