gaunt
adjective Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. excessively thin and angular <
a long gaunt face
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2. barren, desolate Synonyms: see leangauntly adverbgauntness noun

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  • Gaunt — is a adjective that describes a living thing as being bony, thin and/or sickly. It may be used to describe a barren deserted place. Gaunt may also refer to:People with the name Gaunt* Dan Gaunt, a young Welsh darts prodigy tipped as the new Phil… …   Wikipedia

  • Gaunt — ist der Name der folgenden Personen: Maurice de Gaunt (13. Jahrhundert), englischer Adliger und Erbauer von Beverston Castle John of Gaunt, 1. Duke of Lancaster (1340–1399), englischer Prinz Mary Gaunt (1861 1942), australische Schriftstellerin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gaunt — gaunt·let·ed; gaunt·ly; gaunt·ness; gaunt; gaunt·let; gaunt·let·ted; …   English syllables

  • Gaunt — Gaunt, a. [Cf. Norw. gand a thin pointed stick, a tall and thin man, and W. gwan weak.] Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim. The gaunt mastiff. Pope. [1913 Webster] A mysterious but visible pestilence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaunt — [go:nt US go:nt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language] 1.) very thin and pale, especially because of illness or continued worry = ↑drawn ▪ the old man s gaunt face 2.) literary a building, mountain etc that is gaunt… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gaunt — [ gɔnt ] adjective very thin, usually because you are sick, tired, or worried: His face was pale and gaunt. ╾ gaunt|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gaunt — [gônt, gänt] adj. [ME gawnte, earlier gant, slender, thin, gaunt < ?] 1. thin and bony; hollow eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated 2. looking grim, forbidding, or desolate gauntly adv. gauntness n …   English World dictionary

  • Gaunt — Gaunt, veralteter englischer Name für Gent …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • gaunt — mid 15c. (as a surname from mid 13c.), from M.Fr. gant, of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.N. gand a thin stick, also a tall thin man ) and somehow connected with the root of gander. Connection also has been suggested… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gaunt — rawboned, angular, lank, lanky, *lean, spare, scrawny, skinny Analogous words: cadaverous, wasted, *haggard, worn: *thin, slim, slender, slight Contrasted words: portly, plump, *fleshy, fat, stout, corpulent, obese, rotund, chubby …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gaunt — [adj] skinny angular, anorexic, attenuated, bare, bleak, bony, cadaverous, desolate, dismal, dreary, emaciated, forbidding, forlorn, grim, haggard, harsh, lank, lean, like a bag of bones*, meager, peaked, peaky, pinched, rawboned, scraggy,… …   New thesaurus

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