[ US /ˈθɪnɪs, ˈθɪnnɪs/ ]
[ UK /θˈɪnnəs/ ]
  1. relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    the tenuity of a hair
    the thinness of a rope
  2. the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
  3. the property of being very narrow or thin
    he marvelled at the fineness of her hair
  4. the property of having little body fat
  5. a consistency of low viscosity
    he disliked the thinness of the soup
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How To Use thinness In A Sentence

  • During the war in the Crimea, the thinness of the British ranks soon became an embarrassment.
  • He will have to spend hours before his leap inhaling pure oxygen to dispel any traces of nitrogen from his blood due to the thinness of the air at 40,000 m.
  • Jim Hart, a man of singular height and thinness, whom Sol disrespectfully called the "Saplin '" -- that is, the sapling, a slim young tree -- was doing the cooking. The Forest Runners A Story of the Great War Trail in Early Kentucky
  • Throughout her life, Oprah rejected her mesomorph shaped body and revered the gods and goddesses of thinness, committing herself to battle with her hunger and her body. The Dieting Dilemma: Oprah Finally Gets It
  • Any such lateral motions could contribute to the absence or thinness of distal marine tephra layers on submarine high points or steep slopes.
  • At the statistical extremes of thinness and fatness, there's no question that weight has some relevance.
  • There was the danger of the noted "thinness" -- which was to be averted, tooth and nail, by cultivation of the lively. The Portrait of a Lady — Volume 1
  • Because of his thinness, he was able to slide through with ease.
  • He was dismayed by the "intellectual thinness" of the country.
  • The endless quest for thinness has done far more harm than good.
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