Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or property of being thin.
- n. The state of being thin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being thin (in any of the senses of the word).
- n. relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
- n. a consistency of low viscosity
- n. the property of being very narrow or thin
- n. the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
- n. the property of having little body fat
- From Middle English thynnesse, from Old English þynnes ("thinness, slightness of density, lack of density, tenuity, fluidity, poverty, feebleness of sight, weakness"), equivalent to thin + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“The Air meets, if not succeeds, expectations, and "the thinness is a big plus," Kay says.”
“Extreme thinness is fairly obviously unhealthy, as is extreme obesity.”
“We just have this crazy idea that thinness is good and fatness is bad," Mr. Blair said.”
“See, my thinness is definitely a source of pride, revenge on that jerk who called me “fat” in a bar oh so many moons ago, and something I work hard to maintain.”
“K. also mentioned, in post 33, that thinness is part of natural physical attraction.”
“There was the danger of the noted "thinness" -- which was to be averted, tooth and nail, by cultivation of the lively ....”
“There was the danger of the noted "thinness" -- which was to be averted, tooth and nail, by cultivation of the lively.”
“My thinness was a frequent topic of discussion in our house—regardless of how much I eat.”
“Post-break-up, I still clung to the idea that my thinness was a virtue, that I was a saintly modern day fasting girl of Northeast Portland.”
“The posterior elastic lamina (lamina elastica posterior; membrane of Descemet; membrane of Demours) covers the posterior surface of the substantia propria, and is an elastic, transparent homogeneous membrane, of extreme thinness, which is not rendered opaque by either water, alcohol, or acids.”
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