lankness
noun see lank

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lankness — Lank ness, n. The state or quality of being lank. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lankness — noun The property of being lank. His lankness displayed his malnutrition …   Wiktionary

  • lankness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being lank * * * lankˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑lank * * * lankness noun [uncountable] Thesaurus: words used to desc …   Useful english dictionary

  • lankness — See lankly. * * * …   Universalium

  • lankness — n. laxity, looseness; negligence, carelessness; lack of strictness; vagueness; flabbiness, looseness, limpness, fattiness, softness (of muscles or flesh); leanness, thinness, slimness, slenderness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lankness — n. Leanness, thinness, slimness, meagreness, slenderness, attenuation, gauntness, emaciation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lankness — lank·ness …   English syllables

  • lankness — See: lank …   English dictionary

  • lank — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlanc; akin to Old High German hlanca loin Date: before 12th century 1. not well filled out ; slender, thin < lank cattle > 2. insufficient in quantity, degree, or extent < lank grass > 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lank — lankly, adv. lankness, n. /langk/, adj., lanker, lankest. 1. (of plants) unduly long and slender: lank grass; lank, leafless trees. 2. (of hair) straight and limp; without spring or curl. 3. lean; gaunt; thin. [bef. 1000; ME lanc, OE hlanc; akin… …   Universalium

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