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gaunt

 (gônt)
adj. gaunt·er, gaunt·est
1. Thin or emaciated: "Her smile took up ever more of her increasingly gaunt face" (Lindsey Crittenden). See Synonyms at lean2.
2. Bleak or desolate: "She walked along fast ... scared of ... the few shadowy people and the old gaunt houses with their wide inky doorways" (John Dos Passos).

[Middle English, perhaps from Old French gant, possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

gaunt′ly adv.
gaunt′ness n.

gaunt

(ɡɔːnt)
adj
1. bony and emaciated in appearance
2. (of places) bleak or desolate
[C15: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian dialect gand tall lean person]
ˈgauntly adv
ˈgauntness n

gaunt

(gɔnt)

adj. -er, -est.
1. extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from hunger or weariness.
2. bleak, desolate, or grim: the gaunt landscape of the tundra.
[1400–50; late Middle English, probably < Old French gaunet, jaunet yellowish, derivative of gaune, jaune yellow < Latin galbinus greenish yellow]
gaunt′ly, adv.
gaunt′ness, n.

Gaunt

(gɔnt, gɑnt)

n.
John of, John of Gaunt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gaunt - 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"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

gaunt

adjective
1. thin, lean, skinny, skeletal, wasted, drawn, spare, pinched, angular, bony, lanky, haggard, emaciated, scrawny, skin and bone, scraggy, cadaverous, rawboned Looking gaunt and tired, he denied there was anything to worry about.
thin fat, lush, plump, stout, chubby, obese, well-fed, corpulent
2. bleak, bare, harsh, forbidding, grim, stark, dismal, dreary, desolate, forlorn a large, gaunt, grey house
bleak inviting, luxurious, lush

gaunt

adjective
1. Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
2. Pale and exhausted, as because of worry or sleeplessness:
3. Physically haggard:
Translations
نَحيل، هَزيل
vyzáblý
mager
magur, tálgaîur
liesasliesumassudžiūvęs
izdēdējisizdilisvājš

gaunt

[gɔːnt] ADJ
1. [face] (= drawn) → chupado; (= unhealthy) → demacrado; [person] → flaco y adusto
2. (fig) (= grim) [building] → sobrio, adusto

gaunt

[ˈgɔːnt] adj
[person] → décharné(e)
(= grim, desolate) → désolé(e)

gaunt

adj
(= haggard)hager; (= emaciated)abgezehrt
(liter: = stark) buildingtrist; treedürr und kahl; landscapeöde

gaunt

[gɔːnt] adjemaciato/a; (face) → smunto/a, scarno/a; (grim, desolate) → desolato/a

gaunt

(goːnt) adjective
(of a person) thin or thin-faced. a gaunt old woman.
ˈgauntness noun
References in classic literature ?
Edward III, worn out by his French wars, had become old and feeble, and the power was in the hands of his son, John of Gaunt.
John of Gaunt made up his mind to resist this claim, and John Wyclif, who had already begun to preach against the power of the Pope, helped him.
Among the most respected of the names beginning in C which the Court-Guide contained, in the year 18--, was that of Crawley, Sir Pitt, Baronet, Great Gaunt Street, and Queen's Crawley, Hants.
Having passed through Gaunt Square into Great Gaunt Street, the carriage at length stopped at a tall gloomy house between two other tall gloomy houses, each with a hatchment over the middle drawing- room window; as is the custom of houses in Great Gaunt Street, in which gloomy locality death seems to reign perpetual.
A gaunt Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by.
There reigns a heavy silence; gaunt weeds through windows pry, And down the streets of Liang old echoes, wailing, die.
Men on cycles, lean-faced, unkempt, scorched along every country lane shouting of unhoped deliverance, shouting to gaunt, staring figures of despair.
All down the line from there the aspect of the country was gaunt and unfamiliar; Wimbledon particularly had suf- fered.
Neither at that, nor treble the sum," responded the gaunt, grizzled, and threadbare Peter Goldthwaite.
From a search after this valuable real estate Peter returned so gaunt and threadbare that, on reaching New England, the scarecrows in the cornfields beckoned to him, as he passed by.
When they yield to a squall in a gaunt and naked submission, their tallness is brought best home even to the mind of a seaman.
He had hardly lost sight of his gaunt grey friend when he heard growls and snarls in the thicket close to him, and before he had time to think he found himself surrounded by the most dreadful-looking creatures.