What is another word for svelte?

222 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ svˈɛlt], [ svˈɛlt], [ s_v_ˈɛ_l_t]

Svelte is a word that implies a slim, graceful, and attractive physical presence. There are several synonyms of svelte that can help describe someone with these attributes. Such as, slender, lithe, and lissome; all these words convey an image of someone who is physically fit, nimble, and graceful in their movements. Another synonym of svelte is willowy which, denotes a tall, slender figure that exudes natural elegance. Lastly, light, and graceful are also synonyms for svelte, as they highlight the dainty, almost ethereal nature of someone with a svelte appearance. These terms can be used interchangeably to describe someone who is slim, graceful, and attractive.

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What are the hypernyms for Svelte?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for svelte?

Svelte, a word that usually describes a person as slender and graceful, has a few antonyms that depict the opposite. One such word is "chunky," which means broad and heavily built. It denotes being overweight, lacking elegance, and often comes with negative connotations. Another antonym for svelte is "bulky," which implies being substantial and having a large build. It often refers to excessive weight, making it challenging to move gracefully. "Stocky" is another antonym for svelte, which means a thick and sturdy body build, often giving the impression of being squat. It suggests a powerful build and lack of elegance.

Usage examples for Svelte

One instinctively pictures a svelte form, a "face that launched a thousand ships," and all the rest of the sirenic paraphernalia that instinctively attach themselves to one's mental vision of a wholesale fracturer of hearts.
"Superwomen"
Albert Payson Terhune
He left the heavy ways of pomp and revelled in a world where roses bloom and ribbons flutter, where clouds are strong to support the svelte deity upon them, and where the rudest architecture is but an airy trellis.
"The Tapestry Book"
Helen Churchill Candee
Her beautiful Venetian red hair grew above a high white forehead; and in addition to the attractiveness of her elegant svelte figure, she possessed in the highest degree the all-powerful seductive influence which we call "charm."
"Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings"
Mary F. Sandars

Famous quotes with Svelte

  • I'm in fact a hair under six feet, but I'm very svelte. People would never see me if I turned sideways.
    Mo Rocca

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