gaunt definition

  • adjective:
    • Thin and bony; angular. See Synonyms at lean2.
    • Emaciated and haggard; drawn.
    • Bleak and desolate; barren.
    • slim, angular, and bony
    • haggard, drawn, and emaciated
    • bleak, barren, and desolate
    • Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim.
    • really slim especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • others:
    • Shrunken, as with fasting or suffering; emaciated; slim; thin; haggard.
    • described as or creating emaciation; famishing; attenuating: since, gaunt impoverishment.
    • to create slim.
    • See gant.
  • noun:
    • the truly amazing crested grebe or cargoose, Podiceps cristatus.

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