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SCRAWNY (scrawnier, scrawniest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scrawny mean? 

SCRAWNY (adjective)
  The adjective SCRAWNY has 2 senses:

1. being very thin
2. inferior in size or quality

  Familiarity information: SCRAWNY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SCRAWNY (adjective)

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Being very thin


scraggy; scrawny; skinny; underweight; boney; weedy

Context examples:

a child with skinny freckled legs / a long scrawny neck


lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)

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Inferior in size or quality


stunted; scrawny; scrubby

Context examples:

scrawny cattle / scrubby cut-over pine / old stunted thorn trees


inferior (of low or inferior quality)

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