Definitions

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  • n. The state of being thin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being thin (in any of the senses of the word).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being thin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

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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.

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