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Meaning of GAUNT

Pronunciation:  gont

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

GAUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, lean, pinched, skeletal, thin, wasted



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gaunt\, a. [Cf. Norw. gand a thin pointed stick, a tall
and thin man, and W. gwan weak.]
Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager;
pinched and grim. ``The gaunt mastiff.'' --Pope.

      A mysterious but visible pestilence, striding gaunt and
      fleshless across our land.               --Nichols.

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