Synonyms of thin in English:

thin


See definition of thin

adjective

1‘a thin white line’

SYNONYMS

narrow, fine, pencil-thin, thread-like, attenuated

rare attenuate

ANTONYMS

thick, broad

2‘thin, crisp pancakes’

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wafer-thin, paper-thin, papery

ANTONYMS

thick

3‘the thin cotton of her nightdress’

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lightweight, light, fine, delicate, floaty, flimsy, diaphanous, gossamer, insubstantial

sheer, gauzy, filmy, chiffony, transparent, see-through, translucent

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heavy, thick

4‘a tall, thin woman dressed all in black’

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slim, lean, slender, rangy, willowy, svelte, sylphlike, spare, slight

skinny, underweight, scrawny, scraggy, bony, angular, raw-boned, hollow-cheeked, gaunt, as thin as a rake, as thin as a reed, like a matchstick, stick-like, size-zero, skin-and-bones, emaciated, skeletal, cadaverous, like a skeleton, wasted, pinched, undernourished, underfed

lanky, spindly, stringy, gangly, gangling, reedy, weedy

informal looking like a bag of bones, anorexic, anorectic

dated spindle-shanked

rare gracile, starveling, macilent

ANTONYMS

fat, plump, overweight

5‘he ran a hand over his thin grey hair’

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sparse, scanty, wispy, thinning

ANTONYMS

abundant, thick

6‘attendance on the Conservative back benches was thin to say the least’

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meagre, paltry, poor, inadequate, insufficient, sparse, scanty, scattered

7‘a bowl of thin soup’

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watery, watered down, weak, dilute, diluted, thinned down

runny, sloppy

South African slap

ANTONYMS

thick

8‘her thin voice trailed off’

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weak, faint, feeble, small, soft, low

reedy, high-pitched

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strong, loud

9‘the thin cold air of the mountains’

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rarefied

10‘the plot is very thin’

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insubstantial, flimsy, slight, feeble, lame, poor, weak, shallow, tenuous, threadbare, inadequate, insufficient

unconvincing, unbelievable, implausible

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meaty, convincing


verb

1‘some paint must be thinned down before use’

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dilute, water down, weaken

2‘the crowds were beginning to thin out’

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become less dense, become less numerous, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, become less in number

disperse, dissipate, scatter

3‘a beautiful shrub which becomes rather dense if not thinned out after flowering’

SYNONYMS

prune, cut back, trim

technical single


Phrases

    thin on the ground

      ‘breathtaking visual moments are all too thin on the ground’

      SYNONYMS

      rare, few and far between, scarce, seldom found, seldom seen

      uncommon, unusual, infrequent

      British

      out of the common