Lithe vs. Skinny

Lithe vs. Skinny — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Lithe and Skinny

Litheadjective

Readily bent; supple

lithe birch branches.

Skinnyadjective

Having very little bodily flesh or fat, often unattractively so; very thin.

Litheadjective

Marked by effortless grace

a lithe ballet dancer.

Skinnyadjective

(informal) thin, generally in a negative sense (as opposed to slim, which is thin in a positive sense).

Her recent weight loss has made her look rather skinny than slender

Litheverb

To go.

Skinnyadjective

Low-fat.

Litheverb

To become calm.

Skinnyadjective

Naked; nude (chiefly used in the phrase skinny dipping).

Litheverb

To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen; smooth; palliate.

Skinnyadjective

(of clothing) tight-fitting

skinny jeans

Litheverb

To attend; listen, hearken.

Skinnynoun

(colloquial) The details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.

She called to get the skinny on the latest goings-on in the club.

Litheverb

(transitive) To listen to, hearken to.

Skinnynoun

A state of nakedness; nudity.

Litheadjective

(obsolete) Mild; calm.

lithe weather

Skinnynoun

(informal) A low-fat serving of coffee.

Litheadjective

Slim but not skinny.

lithe body

Skinnynoun

A skinny being.

Litheadjective

Capable of being easily bent; flexible.

the elephant’s lithe proboscis.

Skinnyverb

(transitive) To reduce or cut down.

Litheadjective

Adaptable.

Skinnynoun

confidential information about a topic or person;

he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner

Lithenoun

(Scotland) Shelter.

Skinnyadjective

having unattractive thinness;

a child with skinny freckled legsa long scrawny neck

Litheadjective

gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease