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SVELTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does svelte mean? 

SVELTE (adjective)
  The adjective SVELTE has 3 senses:

1. showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
2. moving and bending with ease
3. being of delicate or slender build

  Familiarity information: SVELTE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SVELTE (adjective)


Sense 1svelte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

Synonyms:

svelte; urbane; polished; refined

Context examples:

his polished manner / maintained an urbane tone in his letters

Similar:

sophisticated (having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire)


Sense 2svelte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Moving and bending with ease

Synonyms:

supple; sylphlike; lithesome; lithe; lissome; lissom; svelte; slender

Similar:

graceful (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)


Sense 3svelte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being of delicate or slender build

Synonyms:

slender; slim; slight; svelte

Context examples:

she was slender as a willow shoot is slender / a slim girl with straight blonde hair / watched her slight figure cross the street

Similar:

lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)


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