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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gaunt mean? 

GAUNT (adjective)
  The adjective GAUNT has 1 sense:

1. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

  Familiarity information: GAUNT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GAUNT (adjective)

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Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold


bony; cadaverous; emaciated; gaunt; haggard; pinched; skeletal; wasted

Context examples:

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


lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)

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