adjective \ˈgnt, ˈgänt\

: very thin usually because of illness or suffering

: plain and unpleasant in appearance : desolate and gloomy

Full Definition of GAUNT

:  excessively thin and angular <a long gaunt face>
gaunt·ly adverb
gaunt·ness noun

Examples of GAUNT

  1. He left the hospital looking tired and gaunt.
  2. a gaunt factory on the edge of town

Origin of GAUNT

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with GAUNT


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