Definition of Scrawniness

1. Noun. The bodily property of lacking flesh.

Exact synonyms: Skinniness
Generic synonyms: Leanness, Spareness, Thinness
Derivative terms: Scrawny, Skinny



2. Noun. The property of being stunted and inferior in size or quality. "The scrawniness of sickly trees"
Exact synonyms: Scrubbiness
Generic synonyms: Inferiority, Low Quality
Derivative terms: Scrawny, Scrubby, Scrubby

Definition of Scrawniness

1. Noun. The property of being scrawny. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scrawniness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrawniness

scrawlier
scrawliest
scrawling
scrawlingly
scrawlings
scrawls
scrawly
scrawm
scrawmed
scrawming
scrawms
scrawn
scrawnier
scrawniest
scrawnily
scrawniness (current term)
scrawninesses
scrawny
scraws
scray
scraye
scrayes
scrays
screak
screaked
screakier
screakily
screaking
screaks
screaky

Literary usage of Scrawniness

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1. The Bookman (1915)
"... the scrawniness of the stringed neck somewhere in the floss of that hair, the timidity of those too-small pale hands which are, one is sure, ..."

2. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1895)
"... forbid that I should call it scrawniness!), a deficiency of physical development, a scantiness, so to speak, in the pattern of their material make, ..."

3. The American Novel by Carl Van Doren (1921)
"The stiffness and scrawniness of youth appears more obviously in his purely American stories than in those narrated against a European background, ..."

4. Our Old Home: And English Note-books by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1898)
"... in the persons of such of my dear countrywomen as I now occasionally met, a certain meagreness, (Heaven forbid that I should call it scrawniness ! ..."

5. Our Old Home: And English Note-books by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1898)
"... in the persons of such of my dear countrywomen as I now occasionally met, a certain meagreness, (Heaven forbid that I should call it scrawniness ! ..."

6. Our Old Home, and English Note-books by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1912)
"... in the persons of such of my dear countrywomen as I now occasionally met, a certain meagreness, (Heaven forbid that I should call it scrawniness ! ..."

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