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Synonyms for skinny
ˈskɪn i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skinnyadjective

    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, weedyadjective

    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. skinnyadjective

    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, skinnyadjective

    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, skinnyadjective

    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. skinnyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. skinnyadjective

    Synonyms:
    emaciated, gaunt, rawboned, poor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "skinny":

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

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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. Shalom Ifeanyi:

    I can’t help the way I’m built. I am not trying to argue, I just feel like I have to be flat chested or real skinny in order to post.

  3. Christie Brinkley:

    I think that my industry has come a long way, although we're still a little too appreciative of the super, super unhealthfully skinny body, people's bodies come in every shape and size, and I really believe that all shapes and sizes should be celebrated as long as that's your natural, healthy weight.

  4. Elizabeth Hoff:

    I am really alarmed, people gathered in the market place. You could see many were malnourished, starving. They were skinny, tired, severely distressed. There was no smile on anybody's faces. It is not what you seen when you arrive with a convoy. The children I talked to said they had no strength to play.

  5. Josef Penninger:

    If you think about it, it's realistic that we could shut down ALK and reduce ALK function to see if we did stay skinny, aLK inhibitors are used in cancer treatments already. It's targetable. We could possibly inhibit ALK, and we actually will try to do this in the future.

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