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Meaning of PINCHED

Pronunciation:  p'incht

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  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"
  3. [adj]  as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"
  4. [adj]  not having enough money to pay for necessities

PINCHED is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: adenoidal, bony, cadaverous, constricted, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, hard up, high, high-pitched, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p), lean, nasal, penniless, penurious, poor, skeletal, thin, wasted



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: attenuated, badly off, cadaverous, careworn, clamped, compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted, contracted, corpselike, cramped, desperate, distressed, down to bedrock, drawn, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, embarrassed, feeling the pinch, haggard, hard pressed, hard up, hollow-eyed, ill off, impecunious, in desperate straits, in extremis, in extremities, in narrow circumstances, in Queer Street, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, jejune, knitted, land-poor, marantic, marasmic, narrow, nipped, on the edge, out of pocket, peaked, peaky, pinched-in, poor, poorly off, puckered, puny, pursed, reduced, short, short of cash, short of funds, short of money, shriveled, skeletal, solidified, sorely pressed, squeezed, starved, starveling, straitened, strangled, strangulated, strapped, tabetic, tabid, underfed, undernourished, unmoneyed, unprosperous, up against it, wasp-waisted, wasted, weazeny, withered, wizened, worn, wraithlike, wrinkled