Synonyms and related words:
Apostolic, Encratic, Pythagorean, Rechabite, Shaker, Spartan, Stoic, abstemious, abstinent, ascetic, austere, celibate, chaste, continent, dwarfed, dwarfish, exiguous, fasting, frugal, fruitarian, impoverished, jejune, lean, limited, meager, mean, miserly, narrow, nephalistic, niggardly, on the wagon, paltry, parsimonious, poor, puny, quadragesimal, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, sexually abstinent, skimp, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small, spare, sparing, starvation, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence, sworn off, teetotal, thin, uneating, unfed, unnourishing, unnutritious, vegetarian, watered, watery

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Lenten — Lent en, a. [From OE. lenten lent. See {Lent}, n. ] 1. Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season. [1913 Webster] She quenched her fury at the flood, And with a Lenten salad cooled her blood.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lenten — [lent′ n] adj. [ME lenten < OE lengten, full form of LENT: now felt as LENT + EN] [also l ] 1. of, connected with, or suitable for Lent 2. spare; meager [Lenten fare] …   English World dictionary

  • Lenten — (adj.) late O.E., from LENT (Cf. Lent) + EN (Cf. en) (2). Elizabethan English had Lenten faced lean and dismal (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lenten — Lent en (l[e^]nt n), n. Lent. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lenten — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or appropriate to Lent. ORIGIN Old English, «spring, Lent», related to LONG(Cf. ↑longish) (perhaps with reference to the lengthening of the day in spring) …   English terms dictionary

  • Lenten — /len tn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or suitable for Lent. 2. suggesting Lent, as in austerity, frugality, or rigorousness; meager. Also, lenten. [ME, orig. attributive use of lenten LENT, later taken as adj. ending in EN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lenten — adjective Date: before 12th century of, relating to, or suitable for Lent; especially meager < Lenten fare > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lenten — Lent•en also lent•en [[t]ˈlɛn tn[/t]] adj. 1) rel of, pertaining to, or suitable for Lent 2) suggesting Lent, as in austerity; meager • Etymology: ME, orig. attributive use of lenten Lent …   From formal English to slang

  • lenten — adj. of, in, or appropriate to, Lent. Phrases and idioms: Lenten fare food without meat. Etymology: orig. as noun, = spring, f. OE lencten f. Gmc, rel. to LONG(1), perh. with ref. to lengthening of the day in spring: now regarded as adj. f. LENT… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lenten — adjective belonging to Lent To think, my lord, if you delight not in …   Wiktionary

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