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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
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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

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
A vision of the future like some dim, gaunt monster sometimes appalled her, but luckily to-morrow never comes.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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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
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