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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 ?
ELIZABETH WILLARD, the mother of George Willard, was tall and gaunt and her face was marked with smallpox scars.
I used to lie in my bed by the open window, watching the heat lightning play softly along the horizon, or looking up at the gaunt frame of the windmill against the blue night sky.
He could see it plainly between the gaunt trunks of the water-oaks and across the stretch of yellow camomile.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
It seemed a queer anomaly, that so gaunt and dismal a personage should take a toy in hand; a miracle, that the toy did not vanish in her grasp; a miserably absurd idea, that she should go on perplexing her stiff and sombre intellect with the question how to tempt little boys into her premises
He was gaunt and shagged, with a ewe neck, and a head like a hammer; his rusty mane and tail were tangled and knotted with burs; one eye had lost its pupil, and was glaring and spectral, but the other had the gleam of a genuine devil in it.
Hallo, you sir, cried the Captain, a gaunt rib of the sea, stalking up to Queequeg, what in thunder do you mean by that?
And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses; --when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing from its place.
The second violin is a Slovak, a tall, gaunt man with black- rimmed spectacles and the mute and patient look of an overdriven mule; he responds to the whip but feebly, and then always falls back into his old rut.
There was a long pause, during which Rebecca sat down by the bedside and timidly touched her aunt's hand, her heart swelling with tender pity at the gaunt face and closed eyes.
Yet, when this cherished volume was now placed in my hand--when I turned over its leaves, and sought in its marvellous pictures the charm I had, till now, never failed to find--all was eerie and dreary; the giants were gaunt goblins, the pigmies malevolent and fearful imps, Gulliver a most desolate wanderer in most dread and dangerous regions.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.