wisplike

Resembling a wisp or some aspect of one.

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  • wisplike — adjective thin and weak a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet Edmund Wilson • Syn: ↑wispy • Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean • Derivationally related forms: ↑wisp ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • wisp — wisplike, adj. /wisp/, n. 1. a handful or small bundle of straw, hay, or the like. 2. any thin tuft, lock, mass, etc.: wisps of hair. 3. a thin puff or streak, as of smoke; slender trace. 4. a person or thing that is small, delicate, or barely… …   Universalium

  • wispy — wispily, adv. wispiness, n. /wis pee/, adj., wispier, wispiest. being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike: a wispy plant. Also, wispish. [1710 20; WISP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • thin — adj 1. thinnish, lean, spare, attenuate, attenuated; narrow, slender, slim, gracile, svelte, lithe, graceful; slight, wispy, wisplike; skinny, twiggy, thin as a reed or rail, narrow as an arrow, thin as six o clock, slender as a thread, too… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wispy — adjective 1. lacking clarity or distinctness a dim figure in the distance only a faint recollection shadowy figures in the gloom saw a vague outline of a building through the fog a few wispy memories of childhood • Syn: ↑dim, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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