V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: thin and bony in appearance, especially from illness or lack of food
Synonyms: thin, bony, emaciated, scrawny
Antonyms: fat, chubby, pudgy, healthy
Tips: Someone who is gaunt is very thin, to the point of looking unhealthy.
She has become so gaunt over the last couple months, I suspect she may be anorexic. (thin, emaciated)
He used to be a little chubby, but these days he's so thin, I would almost say he's gaunt. (bony, emaciated)
Many of today's actresses have been accused of being unhealthful gaunt. (thin, bony)
The ravages of cancer left him weak and gaunt. (thin, emaciated)
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