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Synonyms for skinny
ˈskɪn iskin·ny

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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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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#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. 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.

  2. Josef Penninger:

    We looked at the genetic maps of people with a BMI [ body mass index ] below 18 and compared them with those of people of normal weight and found the [ genetic variant ] that correlated with being super skinny.

  3. Mark Lamb:

    Last week, our investigators began an investigation after seeing an online ad for teenage girls to come out to a skinny-dipping party at a pool in Scottsdale, one of our investigators noticed this ad and responded to the ad as a 14-year-old-girl, at which time we continued our investigation.

  4. Emily Nash:

    It seems to me to be particularly sexist, you have people comparing them in a way that doesn't really happen with men --' Meghan Markle's walking funny, or Meghan Markle heels are too high, or Meghan Markle legs are too skinny.'.

  5. Amanda Gorman:

    Somehow we've weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken, but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming President, only to find herself reciting for one.


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