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.

Usage Examples:

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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