Lithe vs. Thin

Lithe vs. Thin — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Lithe and Thin

Litheadjective

Readily bent; supple

lithe birch branches.

Thinadjective

Relatively small in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension

a thin book.

Litheadjective

Marked by effortless grace

a lithe ballet dancer.

Thinadjective

Not great in diameter or cross section; fine

thin wire.

Litheverb

To go.

Thinadjective

Having little bodily flesh or fat; lean or slender.

Litheverb

To become calm.

Thinadjective

Not dense or concentrated; sparse

the thin vegetation of the plateau.

Litheverb

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

Thinadjective

More rarefied than normal

thin air.

Litheverb

To attend; listen, hearken.

Thinadjective

Flowing with relative ease; not viscous

a thin oil.

Litheverb

(transitive) To listen to, hearken to.

Thinadjective

Watery

thin soup.

Litheadjective

(obsolete) Mild; calm.

lithe weather

Thinadjective

Sparsely supplied or provided; scanty

a thin menu.

Litheadjective

Slim but not skinny.

lithe body

Thinadjective

Having a low number of transactions

thin trading in the stock market.

Litheadjective

Capable of being easily bent; flexible.

the elephant’s lithe proboscis.

Thinadjective

Lacking force or substance; flimsy

a thin attempt.

Litheadjective

Adaptable.

Thinadjective

Lacking resonance or fullness; tinny

The piano had a thin sound.

Lithenoun

(Scotland) Shelter.

Thinadjective

Lacking radiance or intensity

thin light.

Litheadjective

gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease

Thinadjective

Not having enough photographic density or contrast to make satisfactory prints. Used of a negative.

Thinadverb

In a thin manner

Spread the varnish thin if you don't want it to wrinkle.

Thinadverb

So as to be thin

Cut the cheese thin.

Thinverb

To make or become thin or thinner.

Thinadjective

Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.

thin plate of metal;thin paper;thin board;thin covering

Thinadjective

Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.

thin wire;thin string

Thinadjective

Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.

thin person

Thinadjective

Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.

Thinadjective

Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.

The trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.

Thinadjective

(golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.

Thinadjective

Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full.

Thinadjective

Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering.

a thin disguise

Thinnoun

(philately) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.

Thinnoun

Any food produced or served in thin slices.

chocolate mint thinspotato thins

Thinverb

(transitive) To make thin or thinner.

Thinverb

(intransitive) To become thin or thinner.

Thinverb

To dilute.

Thinverb

To remove some plants or parts of plants in order to improve the growth of what remains.

Thinadverb

Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state.

seed sown thin

Thinverb

lose thickness; become thin or thinner

Thinverb

make thin or thinner;

Thin the solution

Thinverb

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;

cut bourbon

Thinverb

take off weight

Thinadjective

of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section;

thin wirea thin chiffon blousea thin booka thin layer of paint

Thinadjective

lacking excess flesh;

you can't be too rich or too thinYon Cassius has a lean and hungry look

Thinadjective

very narrow;

a thin line across the page

Thinadjective

having little substance or significance;

a flimsy excuseslight evidencea tenuous argumenta thin plot

Thinadjective

not dense;

a thin beardtrees were sparse

Thinadjective

relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous;

air is thin at high altitudesa thin soupskimmed milk is much thinner than whole milkthin oil

Thinadjective

(of sound) lacking resonance or volume;

a thin feeble cry

Thinadjective

lacking spirit or sincere effort;

a thin smile

Thinadverb

without viscosity;

the blood was flowing thin