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synonyms for leaner

  • angular
  • gangly
  • gaunt
  • lanky
  • rangy
  • sinewy
  • skinny
  • slender
  • slim
  • sparse
  • svelte
  • wiry
  • anorexic
  • barren
  • emaciated
  • haggard
  • poor
  • scanty
  • shadow
  • spare
  • stick
  • stilt
  • wasted
  • worn
  • beanpole
  • bony
  • gangling
  • inadequate
  • infertile
  • lank
  • meager
  • no fat
  • pitiful
  • rawboned
  • scraggy
  • scrawny
  • stringy
  • sylphlike
  • twiggy
  • unfruitful
  • unproductive
  • wizened
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antonyms for leaner

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  • chubby
  • fat
  • heavy
  • plump
  • thick
  • fertile
  • fresh
  • strong
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How to use leaner in a sentence

A leaner story could have allowed more time to develop General Kirigan with a little more nuance.
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Riches go the rich, lean ones grow leaner, while the fat ones grow fatter.
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Weston was a little leaner, and his face was grimmer than it had been, for the whimsical carelessness had faded out of it.
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Napoleon entered in a dark-blue coat “that made his lean yellow face look leaner and yellower than ever.”
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The common horse is higher, leaner, less broad on the chest, and with the crupper thinner and more depressed.
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He hunted as best he could with very little success, and grew leaner and hungrier than he had ever been before in his life.
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Winifred was buoyant because Ten Eyck had promised her a few sets of tennis, and she saw herself already whole ounces leaner.
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Old Tom was somewhat smaller and leaner than Dan, yet resembled him enough to deceive us at times.
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About the age of 36 the lean man usually becomes fatter and the fat man leaner.
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