Synonyms of thin in English:

thin


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adjective

1‘a thin white line’

SYNONYMS
narrow, fine, pencil-thin, threadlike, attenuated
rare attenuate
ANTONYMS

thick, broad

2‘thin, crisp pancakes’

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wafer-thin, paper-thin, papery
ANTONYMS

thick

3‘the thin cotton of her nightdress’

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lightweight, light, fine, delicate, floaty, flimsy, diaphanous, gossamer, insubstantial
sheer, gauzy, gauze-like, filmy, chiffony, transparent, see-through, translucent
ANTONYMS

heavy, thick

4‘a tall, thin woman dressed all in black’

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slim, lean, slender, rangy, willowy, svelte, sylphlike, spare, slight
skinny, underweight, scrawny, scraggy, bony, angular, raw-boned, hollow-cheeked, gaunt, as thin as a rake, as thin as a reed, like a matchstick, sticklike, size-zero, skin-and-bones, emaciated, skeletal, cadaverous, like a skeleton, wasted, pinched, undernourished, underfed
lanky, spindly, stringy, gangly, gangling, reedy, weedy
informal looking like a bag of bones, anorexic, anorectic
dated spindle-shanked
rare gracile, starveling, macilent
ANTONYMS

fat, plump, overweight

5‘he ran a hand over his thin grey hair’

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sparse, scanty, wispy, thinning
ANTONYMS

abundant, thick

6‘attendance was thin to say the least’

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meagre, paltry, poor, inadequate, insufficient, sparse, scanty, scattered

7‘a bowl of thin soup’

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watery, watered down, weak, dilute, diluted, thinned down
runny, sloppy
South African slap
ANTONYMS

thick

8‘her thin voice trailed off’

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weak, faint, feeble, small, soft, low
reedy, high-pitched
ANTONYMS

strong, loud

9‘the thin cold air of the mountains’

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rarefied

10‘the plot is very thin’

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insubstantial, flimsy, slight, feeble, lame, poor, weak, shallow, tenuous, threadbare, inadequate, insufficient
unconvincing, unbelievable, implausible
ANTONYMS

meaty, convincing


verb

1‘some paint must be thinned down before use’

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dilute, water down, weaken

2‘the crowds were beginning to thin out’

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become less dense, become less numerous, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, become less in number
disperse, dissipate, scatter

3‘a beautiful shrub which becomes rather dense if not thinned out after flowering’

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prune, cut back, trim
technical single

Phrases

    thin on the ground

    ‘breathtaking visual moments are all too thin on the ground’


    SYNONYMS
    rare, few and far between, scarce, seldom found, seldom seen
    uncommon, unusual, infrequent
    British out of the common