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slender

adjective
     
slen‧der
1 thin in an attractive or graceful way [= slim]:
She is slender and stylish.
Laura's tall, slender figure
see usage note thin1
2 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]
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thin, slim, skinny, slender, lean, slight
Thin 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

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