Slender Definition

slĕndər
slenderest, slenderer
adjective
slenderest, slenderer
Small in width or girth; narrow.
A slender waist.
Webster's New World
Having a slim, trim figure.
A slender girl.
Webster's New World
Small or limited in amount, size, extent, etc.; meager.
A student living on slender means.
Webster's New World
Of little force or validity; having slight foundation; feeble.
Slender hope.
Webster's New World

(Gaelic languages) Palatalized.

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Other Word Forms of Slender

Adjective

Base Form:
slender
Comparative:
slenderer
Superlative:
slenderest

Origin of Slender

  • From Middle English slendre, sclendre, from Old French esclendre (“thin, slender"), from Old Dutch slinder (“thin, lank"), from Proto-Germanic *slindraz (“sliding, slippery"), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip"). Cognate with Bavarian Schlenderling (“that which dangles"), German schlendern (“to saunter, stroll"), Dutch slidderen, slinderen (“to wriggle, creep like a serpent"), Low German slindern (“to slide on ice"). More at slide, slither.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sclendre, slendre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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