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Synonyms for skinny
ˈskɪn i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skinny(adj)

    confidential information about a topic or person

    "he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner"

    Antonyms:
    loose, generous, fat

  2. scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy(adj)

    being very thin

    "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"

    Synonyms:
    cheeseparing, stunted, tightly fitting, weedy, tight fitting, tight-fitting, penny-pinching, boney, tightfitting, underweight, scrubby, scraggy, jagged, close, near, bony, scrawny, jaggy

    Antonyms:
    loose, fat, generous

  3. skinny(adj)

    of or relating to or resembling skin

    Synonyms:
    penny-pinching, tightly fitting, cheeseparing, tightfitting, boney, tight fitting, underweight, scraggy, scrawny, near, tight-fitting, weedy, close

    Antonyms:
    generous, fat, loose

  4. tight-fitting, tightfitting, tight fitting, tightly fitting, skinny(adj)

    fitting snugly

    "a tightly-fitting cover"; "tight-fitting clothes"

    Synonyms:
    penny-pinching, tightly fitting, cheeseparing, tightfitting, boney, tight fitting, underweight, scraggy, scrawny, near, tight-fitting, weedy, close

    Antonyms:
    loose, fat, generous

  5. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny(adj)

    giving or spending with reluctance

    "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

    Synonyms:
    scraggy, near(a), boney, tightlipped, cheeseparing, weedy, snug, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, tight-fitting, airless, nigh, tightfitting, close-fitting, underweight, close, good, tightly fitting, tight, approximate, confining, closemouthed, near, tight fitting, nigh(a), unaired, secretive, dear, scrawny, closelipped

    Antonyms:
    generous, fat, loose

Editors Contribution

  1. blubber

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  
  2. spinky

    spine, without muscles.

    what a spinky kid. hope he doesn’t get blown away or knocked over.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skinny(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lean, poor, thin, lank, shrunk, emaciated, shrivelled, fallen away

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. skinny(a)

    Synonyms:
    emaciated, gaunt, rawboned, poor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    lean, thin, delgado, meagre, scrawny, meager, slim

How to pronounce skinny?

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Veena
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How to say skinny in sign language?

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#989near
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#6310slim
#8049approximate
#8525lean
#10349faithful
#12952skinny
#28454jagged
#29011snug
#31576delgado
#33696nigh
#40094bony
#40528secretive
#42060meager
#44263boney
#47876stuffy
#51173confining
#56077underweight
#57694stunted
#67860meagre
#73342airless
#76113weedy
#95082scrawny
#109298scrubby
#155030unaired
#166140jaggy

How to use skinny in a sentence?

  1. Robert Collier:

    Ben Carson got through Ben Carson day trying not to be noticed, i remember Ben Carson having a pocket saver. Ben Carson had thick glasses. Ben Carson was skinny and unremarkable.

  2. Tara Reid:

    I got lipo because even though I was skinny, I wanted — I’m not going to lie — a six pack, i had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.

  3. Molly Bair:

    I think it's because we're kind of a community of people who have always been the strange, tall, skinny people, it's crazy how I've instantly found so many people who are so similar to me. It's really weird. I've never been able to make friends so quickly.

  4. Michele Yulo:

    Marketers basically decide what is 'girl' and what is 'boy,' which ultimately leads to two very distinct ways to profit as well as a blind acceptance from the consumer who, often, doesn't realize it's happening, girls are inundated from a very young age with inappropriate messaging by way of products like 'skinny' jeans for toddlers, or T-shirts that say, 'I'm too pretty to do homework, so my brother does it for me,' and sexy Halloween costumes. Kids begin to codify other kids by placing them in strict categories that they've been taught -- not born with. Inevitably, kids begin to believe that girls need to be sexy, and boys believe it, too.

  5. Whoopi Goldberg:

    Maybe one day they'll make a movie about a skinny white lady who invented a mop. ... Of course a black girl would have to invent the cure for cancer before they even give her a TV movie.


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