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Adjective
Having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body
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“He was a thin man, but he was far from weak, standing about six-foot tall.”
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Made of very light or fine material
“Morning would dawn, and the sun would gradually force its way through the thin curtains into the hallway.”
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Unconvincing, lacking in substance or plausibility
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“Their protestations of contempt are merely a thin cover for deep feelings hidden through habit or fear of hurt.”
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Containing a significant or excess amount of liquid or water
“When painting an airy dress of a fairy, you'll need a thin mixture with less pigment.”
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Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite
“French crêpes are thin pancakes that often have a sweet or savory filling.”
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Very narrow in all diameters
“Creeping plants such as the ivy may be joined together by thin wire.”
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Having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled
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“A thin patch of hair adorned the crown of his head.”
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(of a sound or voice) Faint and high-pitched
“With eyes only half-opened, Hannah repeated the short prayer in a thin voice.”
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(of air or gas) Less dense than usual
“The air was thin up there, but he knew how to control his breathing to prevent himself from becoming lightheaded.”
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Bland or lacking in flavor
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(of a material or fabric) Having a smooth texture that is gentle to the sense of touch
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Made of thin or poor-quality metal
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Of a substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water
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Having a displeasingly thin, metallic sound
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Diminishing to a point or edge
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Pale from illness or fatigue
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Pale
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Barely perceptible to the senses
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Weak or lacking in strength
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Having a pitch or frequency at the upper end of the auditory range
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Spread out over a wide area
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To make or become more watery in consistency
“Be sure to thin the mixture with a little water as grits tend to thicken on cooling.”
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(usually "thin out") To make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous
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“Elvis had left the building, and the crowd would gradually thin out.”
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(of vegetation) To make or become thin or sparse
“Increase irrigation if the soil is dry, and thin the shrub if necessary.”
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To make or become thinner or pointier
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Make slender
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(of hair) To thin out
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Lose weight
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To remove or wear away by friction
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(of a person or a part of the body) To become progressively weaker and more emaciated
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