-slim, thin o skinny?-

-slim, thin o skinny?-
Nota d'uso
L'aggettivo italiano magro riferito a una persona può essere tradotto in inglese in diversi modi, che comportano diverse sfumature di significato. Se si usa l'aggettivo “slim”, si vuole enfatizzare il fatto che una persona è magra perché è in forma: Luisa è una bella donna, alta e magra, Luisa is a beautiful woman, she's tall and slim. La parola “thin”, invece, implica che una persona è davvero esile e potrebbe migliorare d'aspetto aumentando di peso: È molto magra, sono certa che non mangia abbastanza, she's very thin, I'm sure she doesn't eat enough. Infine, l'aggettivo “skinny” indica che una persona è troppo magra, pelle e ossa: skinny models, modelle magrissime.

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  • slim — *thin, slender, slight, tenuous, rare Analogous words: *lean, spare, skinny, scrawny: *meager, exiguous, scant, scanty: lithe, lithesome, lissome (see SUPPLE) Antonyms: chubby (of persons) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • thin — 1 /TIn/ comparative thinner superlative thickest adjective 1 NOT THICK having a very small distance or a smaller distance than usual between two sides or two flat surfaces: a thin nylon rope | She s only wearing a thin summer jacket. | two thin… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thin — I UK [θɪn] / US adjective Word forms thin : adjective thin comparative thinner superlative thinnest *** Other ways of saying thin: slim thin in an attractive way: He was looking much slimmer after his holiday. slender thin in a graceful way: a… …   English dictionary

  • thin*/*/*/ — [θɪn] adj I 1) a thin object or material has only a short distance between two opposite sides, edges, or surfaces a thin layer of dust[/ex] Cut the tomatoes into thin slices.[/ex] 2) someone who is thin has very little fat on their body Charles… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • thin — [adj1] fine, light, slender attenuate, attenuated, beanpole*, beanstalk*, bony*, cadaverous, delicate, emaciated, ethereal, featherweight, fragile, gangling, gangly, gaunt, haggard, lank, lanky, lean, lightweight, meager, narrow, peaked, pinched …   New thesaurus

  • thin — 1. adjective 1) a thin white line Syn: narrow, fine, attenuated Ant: thick, broad 2) a thin cotton nightdress Syn: lightweight, light, fine, delicate …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • thin — thin1 W2S2 [θın] adj comparative thinner superlative thinnest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not thick)¦ 2¦(not fat)¦ 3¦(hair)¦ 4¦(liquid)¦ 5¦(smoke/mist)¦ 6¦(air)¦ 7¦(excuse/argument/evidence etc)¦ 8 a thin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thin — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. slender, lean, narrow (see narrowness); watery, weak, di luted; attenuated; faint, dim, threadlike; fine, delicate; poor, lame (as an excuse); flimsy, sheer, filmy. See rarity, weakness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • skinny — skin|ny1 [ skıni ] adjective 1. ) very thin, in a way that is not attractive. Someone who is thin in an attractive way is slender or slim: As a kid she was always really skinny. skinny arms/legs 2. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL low in fat: a skinny latte 3 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skinny — UK [ˈskɪnɪ] / US adjective Word forms skinny : adjective skinny comparative skinnier superlative skinniest 1) informal very thin, in a way that is not attractive. Someone who is thin in an attractive way is slender or slim As a kid she was always …   English dictionary

  • slim — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. slender, thin, slight; frail, weak, meager. See narrowness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. slender, narrow, lank; see thin 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. slender thin, narrow, lean, skinny,… …   English dictionary for students

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