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slender (adj.)

c. 1400, earlier sclendre (late 14c.), probably from a French source, often said to be from Old French esclendre "thin, slender," which could be from Old Dutch slinder, but the connections, and even the existence of these words, is doubtful. Related: Slenderly; slenderness.

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Definitions of slender

slender (adj.)
being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris;
Synonyms: slight / slim / svelte
slender (adj.)
very narrow;
Synonyms: thin
slender (adj.)
having little width in proportion to the length or height;
a slender pole
slender (adj.)
small in quantity;
slender wages
Synonyms: slim
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