Definition of Lankiness

1. Noun. A tall and thin physique.

Generic synonyms: Body-build, Build, Habitus, Physique
Derivative terms: Lanky, Lanky



Definition of Lankiness

1. n. The condition or quality or being lanky.

Definition of Lankiness

1. Noun. The state or condition of being lanky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lankiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lankiness

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lank sleeves
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lankacidins
lankamycin
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lankiness (current term)
lankinesses
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lanneret
lannerets
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lannet

Literary usage of Lankiness

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1. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"In his civil dress his lankiness and length of limb gave him an awkward appearance, but on horseback, with his lean, ..."

2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1894)
"... be coaxed into permanent curl, and this morning the heat had brought it down to its natural condition of lankiness earlier than usual. ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1899)
"... will give any man of moderate lankiness an air of factitious gentility ; but if you want to understand the individual, look at him in the daytime ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"Stiff white ties and waistcoats, prim straight tails, and a gold chain will give any man of moderate lankiness an air of factitious gentility ; but if you ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"Those at the lower end, where the bottom is dark and peaty, are dusky- skinned, yellow - flanked fellows, with few red spots, and tending to lankiness, ..."

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