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synonyms for gaunt

  • angular
  • anorexic
  • bleak
  • emaciated
  • forlorn
  • grim
  • thin
  • attenuated
  • bare
  • bony
  • cadaverous
  • desolate
  • dismal
  • dreary
  • forbidding
  • haggard
  • harsh
  • lank
  • lean
  • like a bag of bones
  • meager
  • peaked
  • peaky
  • pinched
  • rawboned
  • scraggy
  • scrawny
  • skeletal
  • skeleton
  • skin and bones
  • spare
  • wasted
See also synonyms for: gauntness

antonyms for gaunt

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • fat
  • happy
  • heavy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • sunny
  • thick
  • plump
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How to use gaunt in a sentence

The socialite’s demeanor stood in stark contrast to earlier appearances in court, when she looked gaunt and disheveled and when her team accused jail guards of mistreating her.
SCHOOLGIRL OUTFITS, GIFTS TO TEENS, SEX ABUSE ‘EVERY DAY’: FEDS SLAM GHISLAINE MAXWELL ON 1ST DAY OF TRIALKATE BRIQUELET, JUSTIN ROHRLICHNOVEMBER 29, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Charred beams and blackened walls showed stark and gaunt in the glow of a smoldering mass of wreckage.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The Seneschal stood with blanched face and gaping mouth, his fire all turned to ashes before the passion of this gaunt man.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
A gaunt, hard-featured domestic completed this interesting family, and she was uncommon too.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
The little name sounded so incongruous; it did not suit the big gaunt woman who had almost a touch of the monstrous in her.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He was tall and gaunt, with an unnaturally white face and a mass of hair almost as white in color, though not from age.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
The gaunt outline followed them; each time he looked back the shadow cast was closer than before, almost upon their heels.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The gaunt creature rose, and placed the basket on the table before Mrs. Rushmere.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
So still he lay, so gaunt he looked, that Harry's heart gave a great bound; he feared he was dead.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
In recent days it has been again devastated by the great world war, as its gaunt ruins mutely tell.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
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WORDS RELATED TO GAUNT

  • awkward
  • bony
  • gangling
  • gaunt
  • lank
  • lanky
  • lean
  • rangy
  • rawboned
  • scrawny
  • sharp
  • skinny
  • spare
  • austere
  • bare
  • blank
  • blighted
  • bombed
  • burned
  • chilly
  • cleared
  • cold
  • deforested
  • desert
  • deserted
  • desolate
  • dreary
  • exposed
  • flat
  • gaunt
  • grim
  • open
  • raw
  • scorched
  • stripped
  • unpopulated
  • unsheltered
  • weather-beaten
  • wild
  • windswept
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.