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Definition 1: tall and thin and having long slender limbs - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lanky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a gangling teenager
  • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man

Synonyms for lanky in the sense of this definition

(lanky is similar to ...) great in vertical dimension; high in stature

"tall people" "tall buildings" "tall trees" "tall ships"

Definition 2: tall and thin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for lanky in the sense of this definition

(lanky is similar to ...) lacking excess flesh

"you can't be too rich or too thin" "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"

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