|a.||1.||In a thin manner; in a loose, scattered manner; scantily; not thickly; |
|Adv.||1.||thinly - without force or sincere effort; "smiled thinly"|
|2.||thinly - without viscosity; "the blood was flowing thin"|
|3.||thinly - in a small quantity or extent; "spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly"|
thickly - with thickness; in a thick manner; "spread 1/4 lb softened margarine or cooking fat fairly thickly all over the surface"; "we were visiting a small, thickly walled and lovely town with straggling outskirt"
|4.||thinly - in a widely distributed manner; "thinly overgrown mountainside"|