slim Definition

  • 1having a pleasantly thin or small body; slender
  • 2small in amount, degree, or extent
  • 3not thick or dense

Using slim: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "slim" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has a slim figure.

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    The chances of success are slim.

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    He took a slim chance and won the game.

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    The book has a slim volume.

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    The slim design of the phone makes it easy to carry around.

slim Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with slim

  • to lose weight or become thinner


    She decided to slim down for her wedding day.

  • slim pickings

    a situation where there is very little to choose from


    After the sale, there were only slim pickings left on the shelves.

  • a small or unlikely possibility


    There's a slim chance that we'll finish the project on time.


Summary: slim in Brief

The word 'slim' [slɪm] describes a person or object that is thin or small, or an amount or degree that is not large. It can be used to describe a person's body, as in 'She has a slim figure,' or the size of an object, as in 'The book has a slim volume.' The phrase 'slim down' means to lose weight, while 'slim pickings' refers to a situation where there is very little to choose from.

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