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Synonyms for lean

Synonyms for (noun) lean

Synonyms: lean, leaning, list, tilt, inclination Definition: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical Usage: the tower had a pronounced tilt; the ship developed a list to starboard; he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

Similar words: position, spatial relation Definition: the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated Usage: the position of the hands on the clock; he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage

Synonyms for (verb) lean

Synonyms: lean Definition: rely on for support Usage: We can lean on this man

Similar words: swear, trust, rely, bank Definition: have confidence or faith in Usage: We can trust in God; Rely on your friends; bank on your good education; I swear by my grandmother's recipes

Synonyms: lean Definition: cause to lean or incline Usage: He leaned his rifle against the wall

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms: slant, tilt, tip, angle, lean Definition: to incline or bend from a vertical position Usage: She leaned over the banister

Similar words: bend, flex Definition: form a curve Usage: The stick does not bend

Synonyms: list, lean Definition: cause to lean to the side Usage: Erosion listed the old tree

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: tend, be given, run, lean, incline Definition: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined Usage: She tends to be nervous before her lectures; These dresses run small; He inclined to corpulence

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms for (adjective) lean

Synonyms: thin, lean Definition: lacking excess flesh Usage: you can't be too rich or too thin; Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare

Similar words: anorectic, anorexic Definition: suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin

Similar words: haggard, skeletal, cadaverous, bony, emaciated, gaunt, wasted, pinched Definition: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold Usage: emaciated bony hands; a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys; eyes were haggard and cavernous; small pinched faces; kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

Similar words: hollow-eyed, deep-eyed, sunken-eyed Definition: characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver

Similar words: gangling, gangly, lanky Definition: tall and thin

Similar words: lank, spindly Definition: long and lean

Similar words: rawboned Definition: having a lean and bony physique Usage: a rawboned cow hand

Similar words: reedlike, reedy Definition: resembling a reed in being upright and slender

Similar words: twiggy, twiglike Definition: thin as a twig

Similar words: scarecrowish Definition: resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged Usage: a forlorn scarecrowish figure

Similar words: scraggy, scrawny, skinny, underweight, boney, weedy Definition: being very thin Usage: a child with skinny freckled legs; a long scrawny neck

Similar words: withered, wizen, wizened, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken Definition: lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness Usage: the old woman's shriveled skin; he looked shriveled and ill; a shrunken old man; a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws-W.F.Starkie; he did well despite his withered arm; a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

Similar words: slender, slight, slim, svelte Definition: being of delicate or slender build Usage: 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

Similar words: slender-waisted, slim-waisted, wasp-waisted Definition: having a small waist

Similar words: spare, trim Definition: thin and fit Usage: the spare figure of a marathon runner; a body kept trim by exercise

Similar words: spindle-legged, spindle-shanked Definition: having long slender legs

Similar words: stringy, wiry Definition: lean and sinewy

Similar words: wisplike, wispy Definition: thin and weak Usage: a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet- Edmund Wilson

Synonyms: lean Definition: not profitable or prosperous Usage: a lean year

Similar words: unprofitable Definition: producing little or no profit or gain Usage: deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable

Synonyms: skimpy, lean Definition: containing little excess Usage: a lean budget; a skimpy allowance

Similar words: deficient, insufficient Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement Usage: insufficient funds