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gaunt


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  A  mysterious  but  visible  pestilence,  striding  gaunt  and 
  fleshless  across  our  land.  --Nichols. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gaunt 
  adj  :  very  thin  especially  from  disease  or  hunger  or  cold; 
  "emaciated  bony  hands";  "a  nightmare  population  of 
  gaunt  men  and  skeletal  boys";  "eyes  were  haggard  and 
  cavernous";  "small  pinched  faces";  kept  life  in  his 
  wasted  frame  only  by  grim  concentration"  [syn:  {bony}, 
  {cadaverous},  {emaciated},  {haggard},  {pinched},  {skeletal}, 
  {wasted}] 




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