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    && say a girl had a thin waist 24/25" and 35" hips but 21" thighs, would this make them thin or normal etc?

    Basically, is it your whole body that makes you thin or just your waist or hips or whatever.

    (This is sorta for an arguement with a friend, so bullet points would be good )
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    thin [thin]  
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    thin   [thin] Show IPA adjective, thin·ner, thin·nest, adverb, verb, thinned, thin·ning.
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    having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
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    "Thin" for me doesn't have particularly nice connotations for me.
    "Slim" on the other hand is a whole other story. I hate it when people moan about wanting to be "thin" and wanting to be "skinny". It doesn't exactly set a good example to kids. (Don't get me wrong, I'm fully aware that some people are naturally thin through no fault of their own. I'm simply referring to the fact that people aspire to be thin, rather than healthy.)
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    (Original post by buildalegohouse)
    "Thin" for me doesn't have particularly nice connotations for me.
    "Slim" on the other hand is a whole other story. I hate it when people moan about wanting to be "thin" and wanting to be "skinny". It doesn't exactly set a good example to kids. (Don't get me wrong, I'm fully aware that some people are naturally thin through no fault of their own. I'm simply referring to the fact that people aspire to be thin, rather than healthy.)
    So, to you, thin & slim are different things?
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    (Original post by threecupcakes)
    So, to you, thin & slim are different things?
    "Thin" has developed negative connotations when referring to someone's appearance. The same applies to "skinny". Both imply an unhealthy lack of body mass.

    "Slim" has positive connotations, implying that someone's shape is just right.

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    So for the measurements I described, 31-24-35 with 21" thighs for a 5'7 height makes this girl thin or slim?
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    being at the lower end of the healthy bmi range.

    beyond that it just becomes unhealthy/emaciated/dangerous etc.
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    Thin is where a girl ain't got a nice ass anymore and no breasts.
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    It is not just about measurements. You need to take in consideration the person's height in realtion to their measurements. I would say a BMI of around 18-20 is thin. When I say "thin" I mean little fat or flesh on the body. And little muscle either.

    If there is any muscle then I would say that the person's body was "athletic".
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    I would describe someone who's medically underweight as "thin".
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    (Original post by Bubblyminty)
    It is not just about measurements. You need to take in consideration the person's height in realtion to their measurements. I would say a BMI of around 18-20 is thin. When I say "thin" I mean little fat or flesh on the body. And little muscle either.

    If there is any muscle then I would say that the person's body was "athletic".
    Yeah but in the case of the girl I was describing, she is 5'7 and 31-24-35 but she still has 21" thighs = muscle. So is she athletic or thin or slim...etc? Cos her waist is pretty thin.
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    (Original post by threecupcakes)
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    Your measurements sound fine. Stop stressing.
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    Im not being a perv, but unless people actually see that body rather than throwing some numbers about it's kind of useless... to me anyway. people can be the same height, have the same measurements, but one could look quite a bit heavier than the other because their frames are different
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    Someone's "thin" if they have low bodyfat percentage combined with little LBM. Measurements here are silly to go on.

    Low body mass, high bodyfat percentage and little LBM = skinny fat
    Low body mass, low bodyfat percentage and high LBM = athletic

    In my opinion, anyway.
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    (Original post by threecupcakes)
    So, to you, thin & slim are different things?
    Absolutely.

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