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Synonyms for gauntgɔnt, gɑnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted(adj)

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

    pinched, haggard, atrophied, in straitened circumstances(p), boney, osteal, diminished, drawn, nasal, senseless, gaunt, adenoidal, squandered, purposeless, penurious, hard up, otiose, penniless, osseous, superfluous, skeletal, cadaveric, cadaverous, careworn, wasted, raddled, bony, impecunious, worn, emaciated, pointless



  1. gaunt(adjective)

    scrawny, scraggy, skinny

  2. gaunt(adjective)

    lean, angular and bony

    skinny, scraggy, scrawny

  3. gaunt(adjective)

    haggard, drawn and emaciated

    scrawny, skinny, scraggy

  4. gaunt(adjective)

    bleak, barren and desolate

    scrawny, scraggy, skinny

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gaunt(a.)

    lean, thin, lank, emaciated, meagre, slender, spare, attenuated

Translations for gaunt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • abgemagert, hager, knochig, ausgemergelt, mager, dünn, öde, kahl, karg, verlassen, nackt, trostlosGerman
  • demacradoSpanish
  • émaciéFrench
  • smagritoItalian
  • исхудалый, тощий, сухопарый, исхудавший, худой, костлявыйRussian
  • ispijen, koščat, suhonjavSerbo-Croatian
  • மெலிந்தTamil

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