Back for another one of those fancy words we all love so much. Diaphanous is another one of those words that describes an extreme of something.
In the case of the word diaphanous it refers to the extreme thinness and translucency of a fabric. It can also be used to describe something characterized by extreme delicacy of form or something ethereal. Another way it can be used is to describe something vague or insubstantial – (had only a diaphanous hope of success.)
First Known use: 1614
Some Synonyms include: Gossamer, transparent and sheer.
Some Antonyms include: Opaque, lustreless and nebulous.