Skinny and Thick


Skinny adjective - Being of less than usual width.
Usage example: the tree swing was supported only by a couple of skinny branches

Thick is an antonym for skinny in very thin topic.

Nearby Words: skinned, skinning


Thick adjective - Having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite.
Usage example: a thick board was laid across the pit

Skinny is an antonym for thick in topics: liquid, deep.

Both words in one sentence

  • Acceptable Professional Targets Maybe it's because Writers Cannot Do Math or failed physics, but the stereotypical image of skinny men in elbow-length dress shirts, wearing thick-rimmed glasses and playing with a slide rule (think NASA engineers in the 60s-70s) seems to stick in people's minds.
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