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NOUN (3)

1. the quality of being slight or inadequate;
- Example: "he knew the slenderness of my wallet"
- Example: "the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done"
- Example: "the slenderness of the evidence"

2. relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width;
- Example: "the tenuity of a hair"
- Example: "the thinness of a rope"
[syn: thinness, tenuity, slenderness]

3. the property of an attractively thin person;
[syn: slenderness, slightness, slimness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slender \Slen"der\, a. [Compar. Slenderer; superl. Slenderest.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.] 1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant. "A slender, choleric man." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] She, as a veil down to the slender waist, Her unadorned golden tresses wore. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution. [1913 Webster] Mighty hearts are held in slender chains. --Pope. [1913 Webster] They have inferred much from slender premises. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] The slender utterance of the consonants. --J. Byrne. [1913 Webster] 3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence. [1913 Webster] A slender degree of patience will enable him to enjoy both the humor and the pathos. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance. [1913 Webster] Frequent begging makes slender alms. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet. [1913 Webster] The good Ostorius often deigned To grace my slender table with his presence. --Philips. [1913 Webster] 6. (Phon.) Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i. [1913 Webster] -- Slen"der*ly, adv. -- Slen"der*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

slenderness n 1: the quality of being slight or inadequate; "he knew the slenderness of my wallet"; "the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done"; "the slenderness of the evidence" 2: relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope" [syn: thinness, tenuity, slenderness] [ant: thickness] 3: the property of an attractively thin person [syn: slenderness, slightness, slimness]