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1. [n] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

2. [v] rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"

3. [v] cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

4. [v] to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"

5. [v] cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"

6. [v] have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

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

8. [s] not profitable or prosperous; "a lean year"

9. [a] lacking in mineral content or combustible material; "lean ore"; "lean fuel"

10. [s] low in mineral content; "a lean ore"

11. [s] containing little excess; "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

similar words

1. [s] anorexic

2. [s] anorectic

3. [s] bony

4. [s] cadaverous

5. [s] emaciated

6. [s] gaunt

7. [s] haggard

8. [s] pinched

9. [s] skeletal

10. [s] wasted

11. [s] deep-eyed

12. [s] hollow-eyed

13. [s] sunken-eyed

14. [s] fine-drawn

15. [s] gangling

16. [s] gangly

17. [s] lanky

18. [s] lank

19. [s] spindly

20. [s] rawboned

21. [s] reedy

22. [s] reedlike

23. [s] twiggy

24. [s] twiglike

25. [s] scarecrowish

26. [s] scraggy

27. [s] scrawny

28. [s] skinny

29. [s] underweight

30. [s] weedy

31. [s] shriveled

32. [s] shrivelled

33. [s] shrunken

34. [s] withered

35. [s] wizen

36. [s] wizened

37. [s] slender

38. [s] slight

39. [s] slim

40. [s] slender-waisted

41. [s] slim-waisted

42. [s] wasp-waisted

43. [s] spare

44. [s] trim

45. [s] spindle-legged

46. [s] spindle-shanked

47. [s] stringy

48. [s] wiry

49. [s] wisplike

50. [s] wispy

51. [a] unprofitable

52. [a] insufficient

53. [a] deficient

opposite words

1. [a] fat

2. [a] rich

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