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Definition of Slender


  1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
  2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
  3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.
  4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
  5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
  6. Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.

Slender Quotations

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
Carl Jung

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
George Washington

To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.
Gore Vidal

The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me.
Ida Tarbell

Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
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Slender Translations

slender in Afrikaans is dun
slender in Danish is slank
slender in Dutch is sprietig, schraal, mager, dun, luchtig
slender in French is fluet
slender in Italian is esile, snello, snello
slender in Latin is exilis, tenuis
slender in Norwegian is tynn
slender in Portuguese is delgado
slender in Spanish is esbelto
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