Definition of Gaunt

1. Adjective. Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold. "Kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

Exact synonyms: Bony, Cadaverous, Emaciated, Haggard, Pinched, Skeletal, Wasted
Similar to: Lean, Thin
Derivative terms: Boniness, Bonyness, Gauntness



Definition of Gaunt

1. a. Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim.

Definition of Gaunt

1. Adjective. lean, angular(,) and bony ¹

2. Adjective. haggard, drawn(,) and emaciated ¹

3. Adjective. bleak, barren(,) and desolate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gaunt

1. emaciated [adj GAUNTER, GAUNTEST] : GAUNTLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaunt

gaultite
gaults
gaum
gaumed
gaumier
gaumiest
gauming
gaumless
gaums
gaumy
gaun
gaunch
gaunched
gaunches
gaunching
gaunt (current term)
gaunted
gaunter
gauntest
gaunting
gauntlet
gauntlet bandage
gauntleted
gauntleting
gauntlets
gauntletted
gauntly
gauntness
gauntnesses
gauntree

Literary usage of Gaunt

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Burton was baso enough to earn a pardon by informing against his benefactress. Mrs. gaunt was indicted for high treason, and tried at the Old Bailey on 19 ..."

2. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1901)
"gaunt House occupies nearly a side of the Square. The remaining three sides are composed of mansions that have passed away into ..."

3. The History of England, from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1886)
"]'y h'3 own confession he had been present when the design beth gaunt. of assassination was discussed by his accomplices. When the conspiracy was detected, ..."

4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"Mrs. gaunt. I did not contrive to Bend him away. LCJ The woman says eo, ... Mrs. gaunt. Yes. LCJ And yet you would by all means help him to escape ? ..."

5. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1883)
"Perhaps this period, when John of gaunt held a kind of regal court at ... Richard the Second, visiting his uncle gaunt, bestowed a state sword on the mayor ..."

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