Rawboned \Raw"boned`\ (-b[=o]nd`), a. Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • rawboned — gaunt, angular, *lean, lank, lanky, spare, scrawny, skinny …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rawboned — [rô′bōnd΄] adj. lean; gaunt …   English World dictionary

  • rawboned — adjective having a lean and bony physique a rawboned cow hand • Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean …   Useful english dictionary

  • rawboned — adjective Date: 1591 relatively thin with prominent bone structure; also heavy framed and rugged but not attractively built Synonyms: see lean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rawboned — /raw bohnd /, adj. having little flesh, esp. on a large boned frame; gaunt. [1585 95; RAW + BONED] * * * …   Universalium

  • rawboned — adjective /ɹɔːboʊnd/ Describing a person as being thin and bony, having prominent bones, rugged but not necessarily handsome …   Wiktionary

  • rawboned — Synonyms and related words: angular, bony, flat, flat chested, fleshless, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, lank, lanky, lean, lean fleshed, lean looking, meager, scraggy, scrawny, skeletal, skinny, spare, spidery, spindling, spindly, thin bellied …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rawboned — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gaunt, lean, lanky; see thin 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. lean, gaunt, wasted, hollow cheeked. ANT.: corpulent, obese. see thin III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having little flesh or fat on the body:… …   English dictionary for students

  • rawboned — adj. skinny, thin, gaunt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rawboned — adj gaunt, thin, thin as a reed or rail, lean, meager, spare, lank, lanky, gangling, gangly; skinny, too skinny to throw a shadow, skin and bones, bony, angular, skeletal; stalky, spindly, spindle shanked, spindle legged; scrawny, scraggy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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