Antonyms for thick


Grammar : Adj
Spell : thik
Phonetic Transcription : θɪk


Définition thick

Origin :
  • Old English þicce "not thin, dense," from Proto-Germanic *theku-, *thekwia- (cf. Old Saxon thikki, Old High German dicchi, German dick, Old Norse þykkr, Old Frisian thikke), from PIE *tegu- "thick" (cf. Gaelic tiugh).
  • Secondary Old English sense of "close together" is preserved in thickset and proverbial phrase thick as thieves (1833). Meaning "stupid" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase thick and thin is in Chaucer (late 14c.); thick-skinned is attested from 1540s; in figurative sense from c.1600. To be in the thick of some action, etc., "to be at the most intense moment" is from 1680s, from a Middle English noun sense.
  • adj deep, bulky
  • adj concentrated, dense
  • adj crowded, packed
  • adj stupid
  • adj dense (referring to weather)
  • adj friendly
  • adj unreasonable
Example sentences :
  • Some came from the interior of Africa and had woolly hair and thick lips.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • She was saying in a thick, soft voice, "It was wrong of you, my darling."
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • He must have thick, flossy hair like Mimi, so that I can stroke him.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Her lips were so thick that they moved stiffly when she spoke or smiled.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • When the whole has cooked until it is thick, add the lobster.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Beat, and when it begins to get thick, add the nuts and coconut.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Garson cleared his throat with difficulty, and his voice was thick.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • This is shown by the curve, O P Q, shown in a thick full line.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 » by Various
  • He's a plebeian from his thick shoe soles to his thin hair; but he's honest.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • He was dressed in a thick, golden-brown stuff from head to foot.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri

Synonyms for thick

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