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Synonyms of leaner

Noun


1. leaner, throw

usage: (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake

Adjective


1. thin (vs. fat), lean, anorexic, anorectic, bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted, deep-eyed, hollow-eyed, sunken-eyed, gangling, gangly, lanky, lank, spindly, rawboned, reedy, reedlike, twiggy, twiglike, scarecrowish, scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened, slender, slight, slim, svelte, slender-waisted, slim-waisted, wasp-waisted, spare, trim, spindle-legged, spindle-shanked, stringy, wiry, wisplike, wispy, ectomorphic, thin

usage: lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

2. lean (vs. rich)

usage: lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"

3. lean, skimpy, insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient

usage: containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

4. lean, unprofitable (vs. profitable)

usage: not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"

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