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wafer-thin

wa·fer-thin
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-fer thin]
    • /ˈweɪ fər θɪn/
    • /ˈweɪ.fər θɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-fer thin]
    • /ˈweɪ fər θɪn/

Definitions of wafer-thin word

  • adjective wafer-thin very thin: a wafer-thin slice. 1
  • adjective wafer-thin Wafer-thin means extremely thin and flat. 0
  • adjective wafer-thin If you succeed by a wafer-thin margin, you succeed by a very small amount. 0
  • adjective wafer-thin extremely thin and flat 0
  • adjective wafer-thin (of a margin, majority, etc) very small in amount 0
  • adjective wafer-thin Very thin, as thin as a wafer. 0

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Parts of speech for Wafer-thin

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

wafer-thin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for wafer-thin

adj wafer-thin

  • cardboard — Cardboard is thick, stiff paper that is used, for example, to make boxes and models.
  • disposable — designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used or used up: disposable plastic spoons; a disposable cigarette lighter.

adjective wafer-thin

  • attenuate — To attenuate something means to reduce it or weaken it.
  • attenuated — An attenuated object is unusually long and thin.
  • fine — of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine.

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