Boniness
Boniness Bon"i*ness, n. The condition or quality of being bony. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • boniness — [bōn′ē nis] n. the condition of being bony * * * See bony. * * * …   Universalium

  • boniness — [bōn′ē nis] n. the condition of being bony …   English World dictionary

  • boniness — bony ► ADJECTIVE (bonier, boniest) 1) of, like, or containing bones. 2) so thin that the bones can be seen. DERIVATIVES boniness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • boniness — noun the property or degree of being bony …   Wiktionary

  • boniness — n. prominence of bones, gauntness, skinniness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boniness — noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) • Syn: ↑bonyness, ↑emaciation, ↑gauntness, ↑maceration • Derivationally related forms: ↑macerate (for: ↑maceration), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bony — boniness, n. /boh nee/, adj., bonier, boniest. 1. of or like bone. 2. full of bones. 3. having prominent bones; big boned. 4. skinny; emaciated. [1350 1400; ME boni. See BONE1, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bonyness — noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) • Syn: ↑boniness, ↑emaciation, ↑gauntness, ↑maceration • Derivationally related forms: ↑macerate (for: ↑maceration), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • emaciation — noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) • Syn: ↑bonyness, ↑boniness, ↑gauntness, ↑maceration • Derivationally related forms: ↑macerate (for: ↑maceration), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gauntness — noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease) • Syn: ↑bonyness, ↑boniness, ↑emaciation, ↑maceration • Derivationally related forms: ↑macerate (for: ↑maceration), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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