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Definition 1: the property of having little body fat - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for leanness in the sense of this definition

(leanness is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

(... is a kind of leanness ) the bodily property of lacking flesh

(... is a kind of leanness ) extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

(... is a kind of leanness ) the property of an attractively thin person

(... is a kind of leanness ) the property of being lean and tough and sinewy

Definition 2: the quality of being meager - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes

Synonyms for leanness in the sense of this definition

(leanness is a kind of ...) lack of an adequate quantity or number

"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

(... is a kind of leanness ) meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food)

"the haziness and wateriness of his disquisitions" "the wateriness of his blood" "no one enjoys the burning of his soup or the wateriness of his potatoes"

(... is a kind of leanness ) restricted to bare necessities

(... is a kind of leanness ) the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness

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