Simple Definition of gaunt
: very thin usually because of illness or suffering
: plain and unpleasant in appearance : desolate and gloomy
Examples of gaunt
He left the hospital looking tired and gaunt.
a gaunt factory on the edge of town
Origin of gaunt
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of gaunt
GAUNT Defined for Kids
Definition of gaunt
: very thin and bony (as from illness or hunger) <a gaunt face>
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