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synonyms for spindly

  • elongated
  • frail
  • lanky
  • rangy
  • skinny
  • slender
  • lank
  • weak
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antonyms for spindly

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  • chubby
  • fat
  • plump
  • thick
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How to use spindly in a sentence

There they spied sparse, spindly scales overlaying a see-through wing membrane.
UNCOVERING SECRETS OF THE GLASSWING BUTTERFLY’S SEE-THROUGH WINGSMARIA TEMMINGAUGUST 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Of the eight known species of baobab trees, which raise a fat trunk to a cartoonishly spindly tuft of little branches on top, six are native to Madagascar.
THE FIRST STEP IN USING TREES TO SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE: PROTECT THE TREES WE HAVESUSAN MILIUSJULY 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Sparse, spindly scales overlaying a see-through wing membrane with antireflective properties help make these insects so stealthy, researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology.
NEW IMAGES CLARIFY HOW GLASSWING BUTTERFLIES MAKE THEIR WINGS TRANSPARENTMARIA TEMMINGJUNE 21, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
You go to the next one, and it’s a little spindly plant, and you think, “Well, this is going to be a waste of time.”
HOW A BRITISH RETIREE BECAME THE TWITTER KING OF ‘BIG VEG’ GARDENINGJENNY G. ZHANGAPRIL 12, 2021EATER
She’d look around every single time to make sure there was no alternative, then sigh, steel herself, and barrel up the stairs on spindly, uncertain, trembly legs.
GENE WEINGARTEN: CONFESSIONS OF A COMPASSIONATE HIT MANGENE WEINGARTENFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Four spindly legs led up to a globular body encased in a harness-like contraption.
VICTORYLESTER DEL REY
Pink touched the herons wings, its beak, its head, its glittering beady eyes and spindly leg.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
Did you notice what prodigiously long fingers he had, and what spindly legs?
WHITE FIREROY J. SNELL
The spindly tops of the trees pointed heavenward with the rigidity of church spires.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
She was such a mite of a child, hardly more than eight or nine, if judged from the size of the spindly, undeveloped figure.
THE LONG DAYDOROTHY RICHARDSON
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WORDS RELATED TO SPINDLY

  • awkward
  • bony
  • gawky
  • lanky
  • leggy
  • long-legged
  • long-limbed
  • lumbering
  • skinny
  • spindly
  • tall
  • thin
  • angular
  • attenuated
  • beanpole
  • beanstalk
  • bony
  • broomstick
  • gangling
  • gangly
  • gaunt
  • lean
  • meager
  • rangy
  • rawboned
  • scraggy
  • scrawny
  • slender
  • spare
  • spindling
  • spindly
  • stilt
  • stringy
  • twiggy
  • weedy
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