Adjective: thin (thinner,thinnest) thin
Verb: thin (thinned,thinning) thin
- Of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
"thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
- Lacking excess flesh
"you can't be too rich or too thin"
- Very narrow
"a thin line across the page"
- slender, slimline
- Not dense
"a thin beard"
- Relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous
"air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"
- (of sound) lacking resonance or volume
"a thin feeble cry"
- Lacking spirit or sincere effort
"a thin smile"
- Lacking substance or significance
"a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
- flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous
Adverb: thin thin
- Lose thickness; become thin or thinner
- Make thin or thinner
"Thin the solution"
- Lessen the strength or flavour of a solution or mixture
- dilute, thin out, reduce, cut
- Take off weight
- reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, slim down, slenderise [Brit]
- Without viscosity
"the blood was flowing thin"
Derived forms: thinner, thinned, thins, thinnest, thinning
See also: anorectic, anorexic, bladed, body, body weight, boney, bony, cadaverous, capillary, cobwebby, compressed, consistence, consistency, deep-eyed, depressed, diaphanous, distributed, ectomorphic, emaciated, filamentlike, filamentous, filiform, filmy, fine, flat, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gauze-like, gauzy, gossamer, haggard, hairlike, hollow-eyed, hyperfine, insignificant, lank, lanky, light, narrow, pale, paper thin, papery, pinched, rare, rarefied, rarified, rawboned, reedlike, reedy, ribbonlike, ribbony, scarecrowish, scraggy, scrawny, see-through, sheer, shriveled [US], shrivelled [Brit, Cdn], shrunken, skeletal, skinny, sleazy, slender, slender-waisted, slight, slim, slim-waisted, spare, spindle-legged, spindle-shanked, spindly, spiritless, stringy, substance, sunken-eyed, svelte, tenuous, thickness, thinly, thinner, thinness, thinning, threadlike, thready, transparent, trim, twiggy, twiglike, underweight, unimportant, vaporous, vapory [US], vapourous [Brit, non-standard], vapoury [Brit, Cdn], wafer-thin, wasp-waisted, wasted, weedy, wiry, wisplike, wispy, withered, wizen, wizened
Type of: bring down, change state, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down, turn, weaken
Antonym: fat, full, thick, thicken