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bony

adjective
variants: also

boney

Synonyms and Antonyms of bony

  1. 1 having a noticeably small amount of body fat that bony old horse may have been deliberately starved Synonyms of bony thin (also boney), fatless, lean, lithe, skinny, slender, slim, spare, svelteWords Related to bony clean-limbed, trim; sylphlike, willowy; angular, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, sinewy, wiry; lank, lanky, rangy, reedy, spindling, spindly, stringy, twiggy, waspish, weedy; anorectic (also anoretic), anorexic, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted, wizened; meager (or meagre), puny, slightNear Antonyms of bony beefy, bulky, chunky, fleshy, heavy, heavyset, stocky, stout, thick, thickset, weighty; brawny, burly, husky; dumpy, pudgy, roly-poly, squat, stubby; paunchy, potbellied; flabby, soft; buxom, zaftig (also zoftig); fleshed-out, full, hippy, roundAntonyms of bony chubby, corpulent, fat, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, rotund, tubby

  2. 2 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation bony hills from which sheepherders eked out a meager existence Synonyms of bony barren (also boney), dead, desolate, hardscrabble, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unfertile, unproductive, wasteWords Related to bony bleak, inhospitable, lifeless; uncultivable, untillable; bankrupted, consumed, debilitated, depleted, diminished, drained, dried-up, enfeebled, exhausted, expended, lessened, reduced, spent, used up; arid, desert, droughty, dry, rainless, sere (also sear), thirsty, waterless; baked, dehydrated, parched, sunbakedNear Antonyms of bony arable, tillable; green, sylvan, verdantAntonyms of bony fertile, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, rich


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