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See definition of bony on Dictionary.com
  • adj.of or like bone
  • adj.thin

synonyms for bony

  • skeletal
  • osseous
  • anatomical
  • hard
  • ossified
See also synonyms for: boniness

antonyms for bony

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  • beefy
  • fat
  • heavy
  • overweight
  • plump
  • chubby
  • fat
  • heavy
  • overweight
  • plump
  • thick
  • beefy
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How to use bony in a sentence

From these, we found the bony wedging to indicate that Issa potentially had a highly lordotic—curved forward—lower back.
HUMAN ANCESTORS HAD BACKBONES THAT SUPPORTED EFFORTLESS WALKING AND CLIMBINGSCOTT A. WILLIAMS/THE CONVERSATIONDECEMBER 6, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
One is the bony skeleton of vertebrates, which let large animals move onto land.
EVOLUTION TELLS US WE MIGHT BE THE ONLY INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSENICHOLAS R. LONGRICHNOVEMBER 21, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
How our brain, a three-pound mass of tissue encased within a bony skull, creates perceptions from sensations is a long-standing mystery.
TO BE ENERGY-EFFICIENT, BRAINS PREDICT THEIR PERCEPTIONSANIL ANANTHASWAMYNOVEMBER 15, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
It has other parts of the bony anatomy that are consistent with pushing off the ground on two legs.
WHAT MADE EARLY HUMANS SMART - ISSUE 102: HIDDEN TRUTHSKEVIN BERGERJUNE 30, 2021NAUTILUS
As for the earliest vertebrates, Mayashita and his co-authors argue that another group of fish, characterized by bony armor in their skin, are closer to the mark.
THESE FOSSILIZED LAMPREY HATCHLINGS DISPROVE AN AGE-OLD EVOLUTIONARY THEORYPHILIP KIEFERMARCH 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Johnny the Itch pulled nervously at the wide-brimmed fedora jerked down on his bony skull.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Angular and bony, with slightly stooped shoulders, his face is a mass of minute wrinkles seamed on yellow parchment.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Indeed, part of the bony structure had rolled clear of the shreds of tattered rags.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
Various disorders of nutrition in the early years of life express themselves in bony deformities, and the skull is not spared.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Then she drew the glistening ring from the skeleton's bony hand, and placed it on her third finger.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
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WORDS RELATED TO BONY

  • awkward
  • bony
  • gangling
  • gaunt
  • lank
  • lanky
  • lean
  • rangy
  • rawboned
  • scrawny
  • sharp
  • skinny
  • spare
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