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synonyms for scrawny

  • bony
  • lanky
  • skinny
  • angular
  • gaunt
  • lank
  • lean
  • rawboned
  • scraggy
  • skeletal
  • skin-and-bones
  • spare
  • undernourished
  • underweight
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antonyms for scrawny

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  • fat
  • heavy
  • overweight
  • plump
  • chubby
  • healthy
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How to use scrawny in a sentence

The cat was so small and scrawny that Mike’s mother decided he needed a big name.
THE NAME GAME: FOR THESE PETS, INSPIRATION CAME IN MANY FORMSJOHN KELLYNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I asked a scrawny 15-year-old boy who works at a candy packaging facility about how he sees his future.
THE STOLEN CHILDHOOD OF TEENAGE FACTORY WORKERSBY MELISSA SANCHEZNOVEMBER 20, 2020PROPUBLICA
Toward the end of the cycle, the birds are scrawnier, their fat stores depleted over the months of cold, so they tend to start huddling at warmer temperatures.
MATH OF THE PENGUINSSUSAN D'AGOSTINOAUGUST 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
She bore Marneffe a child, a stunted, scrawny urchin named Stanislas.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Bluish dawnlight seemed to tint their scrawny bare arms and legs a deeper, ghastly blue.
RESTRICTED TOOLMALCOLM B. MOREHART
Their sales of scrawny cattle jist about paid the taxes en bought their salt en terbacker.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
A stub of a root and two scrawny plum branches would at any time arouse my imagination like the circus posters' appeal to a boy.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
The squatter lifted it up with infinite tenderness, binding the rags more closely about the scrawny body.
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
He seized the scrawny neck and pulled her to him, bringing the Bowie knife's point up against her throat.
SHAMANROBERT SHEA
In the water stood willow bushes, with blackish, scrawny branches; on the banks were small willows, equally scrawny.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
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WORDS RELATED TO SCRAWNY

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