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scraw·ny

 (skrô′nē)
adj. scraw·ni·er, scraw·ni·est
1. Very thin and bony: "It was the new fashion to be scrawny down to the bone, with gaunt cheeks and big staring eyes" (Mary Sharratt). See Synonyms at lean2.
2. Stunted or straggly: scrawny pines.

[Alteration of dialectal scranny, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian skran, lean.]

scraw′ni·ness n.

scrawny

(ˈskrɔːnɪ)
adj, scrawnier or scrawniest
1. very thin and bony; scraggy
2. meagre or stunted: scrawny vegetation.
[C19: variant of dialect scranny; see scrannel]
ˈscrawnily adv
ˈscrawniness n

scrawn•y

(ˈskrɔ ni)

adj. scrawn•i•er, scrawn•i•est.
excessively thin; lean.
[1825–35, Amer.; variant of dial. scranny < Norwegian skran lean + -y1]
scrawn′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scrawny - being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.scrawny - inferior in size or quality; "scrawny cattle"; "scrubby cut-over pine"; "old stunted thorn trees"
inferior - of low or inferior quality

scrawny

adjective thin, lean, skinny, angular, gaunt, skeletal, bony, lanky, undernourished, skin-and-bones (informal), scraggy, rawboned, macilent (rare) a scrawny woman with dyed black hair

scrawny

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
Translations
هَزيل
vychrtlý
laihaluiseva
horaîur, beinaber og hrukkóttur
kaulainskrunkains

scrawny

[ˈskrɔːnɪ] ADJ (scrawnier (compar) (scrawniest (superl))) [neck, limb] → flaco; [animal] → escuálido, descarnado

scrawny

[ˈskrɔːni] adjdécharné(e)

scrawny

adj (+er)dürr

scrawny

[ˈskrɔːnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (neck, limb) → scheletrico/a; (animal, person) → pelle e ossa inv

scrawny

(ˈskroːni) adjective
thin, bony and wrinkled. a scrawny neck.
ˈscrawniness noun
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