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gaunt

adjective

1 gaunt

Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold:
— A nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys.

synonyms: cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted.

Roget 846: ugly, ugly as sin, ugly as a toad, ugly as a scarecrow, ugly as a dead monkey; plain, bald (unadorned) 849; homely; ordinary, unornamental, inartistic; unsightly, ... show more

Roget 243: distorted etc. v.; out of shape, irregular, asymmetric, unsymmetric, awry, wry, askew, crooked; not true, not straight; on one side, ... show more

Roget 192: large, big; great etc. (in quantity) 31; considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy; capacious, comprehensive; ... show more

Roget 203: narrow, close; slender, thin, fine; thread-like etc. (filament) 205; finespun, gossamer; paper-thin; taper, ... show more




Moby thesaurus: acarpous, angular, arid, bare, barren, bleak, bony, cadaverous, celibate, childless, desert, deserted, desolate, dismal, drained, dreary, dried-up, dry, emaciated, exhausted ... show more.

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