Adjective "Slim" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/slɪm/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a person or their build) gracefully thin; slender.
  1. 'the girls were tall and slim'
  2. 'He is about 5ft 4in tall, of slim build, with a thin face.'
  3. 'But if you're slim and trim, then you can have a blast.'
  4. 'The other was slightly shorter at 5ft 8in tall and of slim build.'
  5. 'She was of average build and had a nice, slim figure.'
  6. 'Her dress was straight out of a fairytale, with its light, graceful layers that served to accentuate the woman's slim build.'
  7. 'Her figure was slim and pretty, her fingers slender and graceful as she steadfastly worked at her stitching.'
  8. 'His skin was very pale and he was slim and not built up at all.'
  9. 'They are looking for a black male, 22 years old, six feet tall with a slim build, a thin mustache, wearing a gray shirt and jeans.'
  10. 'But if that's the case how come you are so slim and slender?'
  11. 'His accomplice was white, 5ft 9in, of slim build and in his 20s.'
  12. 'I slid a slim silver band off of my left ring finger.'
  13. 'She wore slim rectangular, gold glasses that were at the end of her nose.'
  14. 'It is also seen in the style of some mosques and minarets with their slim and ornate shapes, as well as in public buildings such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Qurm.'
  15. 'As he does, Martina opens the box, revealing a slim, white gold ring.'
  16. 'He grabbed it and unsheathed it, admiring the slim silver blade and the connoisseur smith who had shaped it.'
  17. 'Several of the more modern ornaments are elegant in form and shape and can be stylishly worn on a slim chain around the neck.'
  18. 'She gave a sigh of disgust, her eyes narrowing behind her slim glasses.'
  19. 'Most satisfying is that each image is a gem with only a slim band of white space separating one from another.'
  20. 'Even in the winter of his years, he maintained his slim necktie, suspicious glances, overall decency and a peculiar use of his fedora onstage.'
  21. 'Both ladies were wearing slim gold circlets studded with diamonds, which marked them as princesses.'
  22. 'New recruits should opt for slim ties - narrow to medium-narrow width.'
  23. 'She wore a plain dress of gold, which was slim but not skin-tight.'
  24. 'Concealed beneath the dress were slim black slippers, and thin gold bands glinted on wrists and fingers.'
  25. 'Aimed at a more mature woman, there were plenty of slim skirts teamed with jackets and T-shirts.'
  26. 'Other hip, comfy alternatives include layering it over jeans or slim pants.'
  27. 'Her mother was sparkling in a slim gown fitted with diamonds to resemble the sky.'
  28. 'I don't think I could even if I wanted to - a lot of women's jeans are cut so slim, tight and stretchy, there isn't room to tuck in.'
  29. 'It's not just her look - wraparound pearlescent shades, ponytail, simple white T shirt with slim jeans.'
  30. 'Fall's slim coat has a retro feel that works well with the season's more refined and polished looks.'
  31. 'companies will extract all possible productivity gains from their slimmer workforces before adding people'
  32. 'It's inevitable there will be some job losses and we're going to be a slimmer organisation but the changes will occur in phases.'
(of something abstract, especially a chance or margin) very small.
  1. 'a slim majority of sixteen'
  2. 'Coach Dan Issel surely will continue to search for the elusive big man he coveted in July, but the odds of finding someone who can make much difference appear slim.'
  3. 'Sort of suggests that it's not the slim possibility that the band might have a couple of extra ounces on them that's the problem they're facing, Louis.'
  4. 'As stated above, the potential for the development of delta agonists into clinically useful agents for the treatment of severe pain appears slim.'
  5. 'The prospects of agreement on a devolution package in the near future appear slim, however.'
  6. 'However, the prospects for discontinuous, disruptive change appear slim.'
  7. 'Knowing full well that the chances of someone actually being on the other line were slim to none, she answered the phone nonetheless.'
  8. 'Oakenshaw only fielded five players, which is never a good tactic, and their hopes of surviving the drop appear slim.'
  9. 'Buoyed by the slim margin, the Carlow border side rallied from the restart.'
  10. 'He also collected a silver medal in the 50m freestyle in which he was pipped at the post for the gold by a very slim 0.04 of a second margin in another PB swim.'
  11. 'The likelihood of that appeared very slim in a country where the president and prime minister regularly exchange public insults.'
Crafty, sly, or unscrupulous.

    verb

    Make oneself thinner, especially by dieting.
    1. 'an aid to slimming'
    2. 'She said her weight loss had inspired her to get to work and help other people to slim down.'
    3. 'With half of all Britons overweight, the government's plan to get us to slim down looks like a daunting task.'
    4. 'Sometimes a jockey is unable to slim down to the weight allocated to a particular horse.'
    5. 'If they don't slim down by age 20, their life expectancy will drop by up to 20 years.'
    6. 'He was told by Davis to slim down by the next minicamp, which was held last week.'
    7. 'She had bought a gown three sizes too small hoping to slim down to fit it.'
    8. 'And overweight people have to decide for themselves whether they want to slim down.'
    9. 'Take some omega - 3 supplements before your daily workout, and you may slim down.'
    10. 'He'd begun to slim down just before he was cast in Hercules and had to quickly put that process into reverse.'
    11. 'Huezo's husband has a grapefruit-sized lump in his stomach where he had injections to slim down.'
    12. 'His body was slimmed down for endurance, but he still had the muscles that bespoke several trips to the gym each week.'
    13. 'And the tiny straps of her stiletto heels slimmed her already perfect pins to the ideal.'
    14. 'Slimming your waist and hips will contribute to the illusion of broader shoulders.'
    15. 'Women are reported to have liposuction to slim down tubby toes, or unsightly misshapen bones whittled smooth by laser.'
    16. 'I am consistent with my eating habits and exercise routine but still cannot slim down my hips and thighs.'
    17. 'Some of the big news sites tried coping by slimming down the size of their pages and adding servers, but this helped only marginally.'
    18. 'Five boxes of business cards were slimmed down to three - two of mine, and one full of other people.'
    19. 'Kirchhof believes he can slim down or scrap more than 90,000 tax rules and 418 tax exemptions.'
    20. 'He wants to slim down the civil service to free money for extra spending on health, education, defence and housing.'
    21. 'Have the courage to slim down the size of the workforce.'
    22. 'Observers hope Mr Koizumi is more successful at slimming down the spending.'
    23. 'Among other advantages, the authors note, is the ability to keep people further from harm's way and slim the size of the staff needed.'
    24. 'Chinese officials are likely to have noted that many foreign businesses have slimmed their operations or withdrawn altogether from the Chinese market, the sources said.'
    25. 'Corporatisation has slimmed the size of the postal service and forced the closure of many old post offices.'
    26. 'Hull Council is ‘top-heavy’ with bureaucracy and needs to be radically slimmed down, new council leader Ken Branson said yesterday.'

    noun

    A course or period of slimming.
    1. 'FAT friends have been given a tour around a hospice to see how cash raised from a sponsored slim will be used.'
    2. 'He says he will not be led into temptation as he embarks on a sponsored slim during the period of Lent.'
    3. 'Scores of money-raising efforts were organised - from raffling a pair of boxing gloves, to a women's sponsored slim.'
    4. 'A sponsored slim in is taking place over Lent in aid of the Laois Hospice Foundation.'
    5. 'In the report, Mrs Wishick had announced she was doing a sponsored slim on behalf of the British Kidney Patient Association, of which Oliver is a member.'
    6. 'But as it was just after Christmas, Mrs Millar decided to try a sponsored slim among the pupils' parents and it proved successful.'
    7. 'By February the caring team had raised over £2,000 by doing a sponsored slim and holding a coffee morning.'
    1. 'Because of the severe weight-loss they called it Slim disease.'

    Definitions

    1. slender, as in girth or form; slight in build or structure.

    2. poor or inferior: a slim chance; a slim excuse.

    3. small or inconsiderable; meager; scanty: a slim income.

    4. sized for the thinner than average person. verb (used with object), slimmed, slimming.

    5. to make slim. verb (used without object), slimmed, slimming.

    6. to become slim.

    7. Chiefly British. to try to become more slender, especially by dieting. noun

    8. a garment size m

    More examples(as adjective)

    "volumes can be slim with trades."

    "payoffs can be slim in terms."

    "margins can be slim for lefts."

    "margins can be slim as for rights."

    "downsides can be slim of researchs."

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    Origin

    Mid 17th century: from Low German or Dutch (from a base meaning ‘slanting, cross, bad’), of Germanic origin. The pejorative sense found in Dutch and German existed originally in the English noun slim ‘lazy or worthless person’; compare with the South African usage ‘crafty, sly’ ( slim (sense 3 of the adjective)).