fine-drawn

fine-drawn
fine-drawn [fīn′drôn΄]
adj.
1. drawn out until very fine, as wire
2. extended to a high degree of subtleness: said of reasoning, arguments, etc.

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  • fine-drawn — fine′ drawn′ adj. drawn out to extreme fineness or thinness …   From formal English to slang

  • fine-drawn — /faɪn ˈdrɔn/ (say fuyn drawn) adjective drawn out to extreme fineness or thinness: a fine drawn wire; a fine drawn distinction …  

  • fine-drawn — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : drawn out to extreme subtlety I don t follow his fine drawn speculations …   Useful english dictionary

  • fine-drawn — /fuyn drawn /, adj. drawn out to extreme fineness or thinness. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • fine drawn — Synonyms and related words: airy, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, dainty, delicate, diaphanous, diluted, downy, ethereal, filmy, fine, fine grained, finespun, flimsy, fluffy, frail, fuzzy, gauzy, girlish, gossamer, gossamery, gracile,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fine — (f[imac]n), a. [Compar. {finer} (f[imac]n [ e]r); superl. {finest}.] [F. fin, LL. finus fine, pure, fr. L. finire to finish; cf. finitus, p. p., finished, completed (hence the sense accomplished, perfect.) See {Finish}, and cf. {Finite}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fine arch — fine fine (f[imac]n), a. [Compar. {finer} (f[imac]n [ e]r); superl. {finest}.] [F. fin, LL. finus fine, pure, fr. L. finire to finish; cf. finitus, p. p., finished, completed (hence the sense accomplished, perfect.) See {Finish}, and cf. {Finite} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fine arts — fine fine (f[imac]n), a. [Compar. {finer} (f[imac]n [ e]r); superl. {finest}.] [F. fin, LL. finus fine, pure, fr. L. finire to finish; cf. finitus, p. p., finished, completed (hence the sense accomplished, perfect.) See {Finish}, and cf. {Finite} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fine cut — fine fine (f[imac]n), a. [Compar. {finer} (f[imac]n [ e]r); superl. {finest}.] [F. fin, LL. finus fine, pure, fr. L. finire to finish; cf. finitus, p. p., finished, completed (hence the sense accomplished, perfect.) See {Finish}, and cf. {Finite} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fine goods — fine fine (f[imac]n), a. [Compar. {finer} (f[imac]n [ e]r); superl. {finest}.] [F. fin, LL. finus fine, pure, fr. L. finire to finish; cf. finitus, p. p., finished, completed (hence the sense accomplished, perfect.) See {Finish}, and cf. {Finite} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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