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lean, angular, and bony
bleak, barren, and desolate
haggard, drawn, and emaciated
{a} lean, meager, spare, thin, slender
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim
If you describe a building as gaunt, you mean it is very plain and unattractive. Above on the hillside was a large, gaunt, grey house
bleak, barren and desolate
If someone looks gaunt, they look very thin, usually because they have been very ill or worried. Looking gaunt and tired, he denied there was anything to worry about. = drawn
haggard, drawn and emaciated
{s} lean, scrawny, emaciated; bleak, dreary
lean, angular and bony
John of Gaunt
English soldier. The fourth son of Edward III, he ruled England during his father's last years and in the beginning of Richard II's reign. an English politician, son of Edward III, who acted as head of government until Richard II was old enough to rule (1340-99)
duke of Lancaster John of Gaunt
born March 1340, Ghent died Feb. 3, 1399, London, Eng. English prince, the fourth son of Edward III. John's additional name, "Gaunt" (a corruption of the name of his birthplace, Ghent), was not used after he was three years old; it became the popularly accepted form of his name, however, through its use in William Shakespeare's play Richard II. John served as a commander in the Hundred Years' War against France, then returned to become an important influence in his father's last years as king and in the reign of his nephew Richard II. Through his first wife, John acquired the duchy of Lancaster in 1362, and he was the immediate ancestor of the three 15th-century monarchs of the house of Lancaster: Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI
comparative of gaunt
superlative of gaunt
In a gaunt manner; meagerly
in a thin and haggard manner, in an emaciated manner; bleakly, desolately, grimly
The quality of being gaunt
{i} quality of being thin and haggard, emaciation; grimness, bleakness, desolation