Gracile
Gracile Grac"ile, Gracillent Grac"il*lenta. [L. gracilis, gracilentus.] Slender; thin. [Obs.] --Bailey.

Syn: willowy. [1913 Webster]


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  • gracile — [ grasil ] adj. • 1545, repris XIXe; lat. gracilis → 2. grêle ♦ Littér. Mince et délicat. ⇒ élancé, 2. grêle. Les formes graciles d une fillette. Svelte et gracile. ⊗ CONTR. Épais, trapu. ● gracile adjectif (latin gracilis) Litt …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • gracile — / gratʃile/ agg. [dal lat. gracĭlis ]. 1. a. [di costituzione fisica piccola e minuta: una bambina g. ; braccia g. ] ▶◀ esile, magro, mingherlino, minuto, smilzo, sottile. ↓ asciutto, snello. ◀▶ corpacciuto, corpulento, massiccio, muscoloso,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • gracile — 1620s, from L. gracilis “slender, thin, fine; plain, simple.” Not etymologically connected to grace but often regarded as if it is. Perhaps a dissimilated form related to L. cracens slender; if so, perhaps cognate with Skt. krsah thin, weak,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gracile — [gras′il] adj. [L gracilis, scanty] 1. slender; slim 2. [by assoc. with GRACE] gracefully slender 3. graceful gracility [gra sil′ə tē, grəsil ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • gracile — grà·ci·le agg. AU 1a. di qcn. o del corpo o di una sua parte, magro, esile, poco resistente agli sforzi e alla fatica: un bambino gracile, gambe gracili, fisico gracile Sinonimi: 1esile, fragile, magro, 2minuto. Contrari: atletico, forzuto,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • gracile — adjective Etymology: Latin gracilis Date: 1623 1. slender, slight 2. graceful 3. of, relating to, resembling, or being a relatively small slender australopithecine (genus Australopithecus) characterized especially by molars and incisors of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • GRACILE — adj. des deux genres Qui est menu, léger, élancé, délicat. Il exprime en bonne part la même idée que GRÊLE …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • gracile — slight, small, slender, light weight. The opposite is robust or massive. Used to describe anatomical structures and whole organisms …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gracile — adj. [L. gracilis, slender] Gracefully slender or thin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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