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The word ‘slender’ can be used in both a positive and negative way. In the context of a person’s physical appearance, particularly a woman’s, to be described as ‘slender’ is a compliment as it means that you are lean and in shape. However, in the context of amount, scope, or degree, ‘slender’ denotes a disadvantageous limitation.
After that disappointing job interview, I think I only have a slender chance of getting that job now.
The company chose Joanne to model their latest fashion range because of her slenderness and natural beauty.
I was extremely frustrated to lose the election. Especially because it was only by the slenderest of margins.