Examples of gaunt in a Sentence
He left the hospital looking tired and gaunt.
a gaunt factory on the edge of town
Recent Examples of gaunt from the Web
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ gaunt appearance at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference on Monday prompted a number of prominent bloggers, with understandable trepidation, to question his health.
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Origin and Etymology of gaunt
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of gaunt
GAUNT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gaunt for English Language Learners
: very thin usually because of illness or suffering
: plain and unpleasant in appearance : desolate and gloomy
GAUNT Defined for Kids
Definition of gaunt for Students
: very thin and bony (as from illness or hunger) a gaunt face
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