thinspiration

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Blend of thin +‎ inspiration

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thinspiration (uncountable)

  1. Photographs or other material intended to provide inspiration for anorexia nervosa as a lifestyle choice.
    • 2008 May 25, Virginia Heffernan, “Narrow Minded”, in New York Times[1]:
      Like ballet and some forms of modern dance, thinspiration puts a premium on both agony and lightness.
    • 2013 February 8, Tina Hassannia, “Waging war on web ‘thinspiration’”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Do a quick search on Instagram and you will find reams of “thinspiration” material, usually in the form of pictures that glamorises the extreme skinniness of various models and celebrities.
  2. Material provided as an inspiration to stay thin or lose weight.
    • 2014 July 22, “Do and don'ts of thinspiration”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[3]:

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