Meaning of “thinly” in the English Dictionary

"thinly" in American English

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us /ˈθɪn·li/

thinly adverb (IN WEAK WAY)

in a way that is not difficult to see through or understand:

It was a thinly disguised attempt to gain control.

thinly adverb (NOT IN THICK WAY)

also thin, /θɪn/ made or done so that something has a small distance from the top to the bottom side:

Thinly sliced cheese is good for sandwiches.

(Definition of “thinly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"thinly" in Business English

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uk /ˈθɪnli/ us

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET with few people buying or selling shares, etc.:

thinly traded markets/securities/stocks There are thinly traded markets for all three companies' shares.

without enough money, people, supplies, etc. to operate, do a job, or provide what is needed:

The refineries were thinly staffed, and employees were overworked.
If budgets become more thinly stretched, service quality can only suffer.
Because the industry is thinly capitalized, it remains highly vulnerable to the next economic downturn.

(Definition of “thinly” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)