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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Worn and lean, as from hunger or illness. Also: Looking gloomy and deserted.

Usage examples (38)
  • Then one afternoon as he sat in a tavern, a gaunt and tattered figure staggered across the threshold.
  • Morgan recalled the gaunt anxiety of Mrs. Conboy's eyes, hollow of every emotion, as they seemed, but unrest and straining fear.
  • He looked "gaunt," Paola said, unshaven and much thinner than the Maziar she knows.
  • Well, Arbogast really should un-squeeze his grabs before posting them, but I wouldn't say 'gaunt'. for more
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