gracile, willowy

(adjective) slender and graceful

Source: WordNet® 3.1



gracile (comparative more gracile, superlative most gracile)

(also, figuratively) Lean, slender, thin.

Synonyms: gracilent (rare), lithe, svelte, willowy, Thesaurus:slender

(anthropology, specifically) Of a hominid: having a slender body frame.

Antonym: robust

Graceful or gracefully slender.

Synonyms: catlike, elegant


• Cargile, glacier

Source: Wiktionary

Grac"ile, Grac"il*lent a. Etym: [L. gracilis, gracilentus.]

Definition: Slender; thin. [Obs.] Bailey.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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