Part of speech:
Thin and bony; hollow-eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated
Inadequate nutrition; poor nourishment resulting from insufficient food, improper diet, etc.
Full and rounded in form; chubby
The definition of lean is with little fat.
Of little force or validity; having slight foundation; feeble
Being in excess of what is needed; extra:
Weighing less than is normal, healthy, or required.
Any of a large number of oily compounds that are widely found in plant and animal tissues and serve mainly as a reserve source of energy. In mammals, fat, or adipose tissue , is deposited beneath the skin and around the internal organs, where it also protects and insulates against heat loss. Fat is a necessary, efficient source of energy. An ounce of fat contains more than twice as much stored energy as does an ounce of protein or carbohydrates and is digested more slowly, resulting in the sensation of satiety after eating. It also enhances the taste, aroma, and texture of food. Fats are made chiefly of triglycerides, each molecule of which contains three fatty acids. Dietary fat supplies humans with essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid . Fat also regulates cholesterol metabolism and is a precursor of prostaglandins .
Bony and lean; gaunt:
(Of hair) Straight and flat; thin and limp. (often associated with being greasy)
Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Stunted or straggly:
Small in amount, degree, or extent; slight; scant; meager
Resembling a twig or twigs, as in slenderness or fragility.
Being, characteristic of, or resembling a weed:
Bony and lean:
Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:
So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow.
Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
Falling short of a specific measure:
Rounded and plump.
Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension; not thin:
Understanding and tolerant; liberal:
Large enough to fire powerful shells:
Above the normal, desirable, or allowed weight
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