The definition of slender is narrow in width, thin or slim in size, or having only a little force.adjective
- An example of a slender person is someone who is 5'8 and 120 pounds.
- An example of a slender chance is for a candidate to only have a small chance of winning.
- small in width as compared with the length or height; long and thin
- having a slim, trim figure: a slender girl
- small or limited in amount, size, extent, etc.; meager: slender earnings
- of little force or validity; having slight foundation; feeble: slender hope
Origin: ME slendre, sclendre < ?
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adjective slen·der·er, slen·der·est
- a. Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin: a slender rod.b. Thin and delicate in build; gracefully slim: “She was slender as a willow shoot is slender—and equally graceful, equally erect” (Frank Norris).
- Small in amount or extent; meager: slender wages; a slender chance of survival.
Origin: Middle English sclendre, slendre.
- slenˈder·ly adverb
- slenˈder·ness noun