gauntness
noun see gaunt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gauntness — gaunt ► ADJECTIVE 1) lean and haggard, especially through suffering, hunger, or age. 2) (of a place) grim or desolate in appearance. DERIVATIVES gauntly adverb gauntness noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • gauntness — See gauntly. * * * …   Universalium

  • gauntness — noun The quality of being gaunt …   Wiktionary

  • gauntness — n. quality of being thin and haggard, emaciation; grimness, bleakness, desolation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gauntness — gaunt·ness …   English syllables

  • gauntness — See: gaunt …   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

  • thickset — *stocky, thick, chunky, stubby, squat, dumpy Analogous words: bulky, *massive, massy: *fleshy, stout, portly, plump thief robber, burglar (see under THEFT) thin adj Thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous, rare are in general referable not only to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

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

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