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  • adj. Lean; thin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lean; thin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lean; thin; having little flesh.
  • Of literary products, thin; dry; jejune.


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  • An adjective meaning both 'thin' (as in weight) and 'lacking in substance' (as in worth), ideal for ambiguous compliments.

    July 9, 2008