Synonyms for (verb) thin

Synonyms: reduce, slenderize, slim, slim down, thin, melt off, lose weight

Definition: take off weight

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: dilute, cut, reduce, thin, thin out

Definition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

Usage: cut bourbon

Similar words: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body


Synonyms: thin

Definition: make thin or thinner

Usage: Thin the solution

Similar words: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce

Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in

Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits


Synonyms: thin

Definition: lose thickness; become thin or thinner

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms for (adjective) thin

Synonyms: sparse, thin

Definition: not dense

Usage: a thin beard; trees were sparse

Similar words: distributed

Definition: spread out or scattered about or divided up


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: thin

Definition: (of sound) lacking resonance or volume

Usage: a thin feeble cry

Similar words: pale

Definition: not full or rich

Usage: high, pale, pure and lovely song


Synonyms: tenuous, thin, fragile, flimsy, slight

Definition: lacking substance or significance

Usage: slight evidence; a tenuous argument; a thin plot; a fragile claim to fame

Similar words: insignificant, unimportant

Definition: devoid of importance, meaning, or force


Synonyms: thin

Definition: lacking spirit or sincere effort

Usage: a thin smile

Similar words: spiritless

Definition: lacking ardor or vigor or energy

Usage: a spiritless reply to criticism


Synonyms: thin

Definition: of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section

Usage: thin wire; a thin chiffon blouse; a thin book; a thin layer of paint

Similar words: bladed

Definition: composed of thin flat plates resembling a knife blade

Usage: bladed arsenopyrite


Similar words: capillary, hairlike

Definition: long and slender with a very small internal diameter

Usage: a capillary tube


Similar words: flat, compressed

Definition: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)


Similar words: depressed

Definition: flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces


Similar words: diaphanous, gossamer, vaporous, vapourous, transparent, cobwebby, filmy, gauze-like, gauzy, see-through, sheer

Definition: so thin as to transmit light

Usage: a hat with a diaphanous veil; filmy wings of a moth; gauzy clouds of dandelion down; gossamer cobwebs; sheer silk stockings; transparent chiffon; vaporous silks


Similar words: filamentlike, filamentous, filiform, threadlike, thready

Definition: thin in diameter; resembling a thread


Similar words: fine

Definition: thin in thickness or diameter

Usage: a fine film of oil; fine hairs; read the fine print


Similar words: light

Definition: very thin and insubstantial

Usage: thin paper; light summer dresses


Similar words: hyperfine

Definition: extremely fine or thin, as in a spectral line split into two or more components

Usage: hyperfine structure


Similar words: paper thin

Definition: thin as paper

Usage: her blouse was paper thin


Similar words: papery

Definition: thin and paperlike

Usage: papery leaves; wasps that make nests of papery material


Similar words: ribbonlike, ribbony

Definition: long and thin; resembling a ribbon

Usage: ribbonlike noodles


Similar words: sleazy

Definition: of cloth; thin and loosely woven

Usage: the coat has a sleazy lining


Similar words: slender

Definition: having little width in proportion to the length or height

Usage: a slender pole


Similar words: tenuous

Definition: very thin in gauge or diameter

Usage: a tenuous thread


Similar words: wafer-thin

Definition: very thin

Usage: wafer-thin sheets of metal


Synonyms: thin

Definition: relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous

Usage: air is thin at high altitudes; a thin soup; skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk; thin oil

Similar words: tenuous

Definition: having thin consistency

Usage: a tenuous fluid


Similar words: rare, rarefied, rarified

Definition: having low density

Usage: rare gasses; lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air


Synonyms: thin, slender

Definition: very narrow

Usage: a thin line across the page

Similar words: narrow

Definition: not wide

Usage: a narrow bridge; a narrow line across the page