II. WORDS RELATING TO SPACE

II. DIMENSIONS

2. LINEAR DIMENSIONS

Narrowness. Thinness.

[Antonyms: breadth.]

[Nouns] narrowness; closeness, exility; exiguity (little) [more].

line; hair's breadth, finger's breadth; strip, streak, vein.

thinness; tenuity; emaciation, macilency, marcor.

shaving, slip (filament) [more]; thread paper, skeleton, shadow, anatomy, spindleshanks, lantern jaws, mere skin and bone.

middle constriction, stricture, neck, waist, isthmus, wasp, hourglass; ridge, ghaut, ghat, pass; ravine [more].

narrowing, coarctation, angustation, tapering; contraction [more].

[Verbs] be narrow; narrow, taper, contract [more]; render narrow.

[Adjectives] narrow, close; slender, thin, fine; thread-like (filament) [more]; finespun; taper, slim, slight-made; scant, scanty; spare, delicate, incapacious; contracted [more]; unexpanded (expand [more]); slender as a thread.

[in reference to people or animals] emaciated, lean, meager, gaunt, macilent; lank, lanky; weedy, skinny; scrawny [U.S.], slinky; starved, starveling; herring gutted; worn to a shadow, lean as a rake [Chaucer]; thin as a lath, thin as a whipping post, thin as a wafer; hatchet-faced; lantern-jawed.

attenuated, shriveled, extenuated, tabid, marcid, barebone, rawboned.

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