What does the word gaunt mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Gauntness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Emaciated; lank; lean; meager.

Usage examples for gaunt

  1. It was mid- afternoon, when Sundown, gaunt and weary, arrived at the Concho. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  2. So the little villa was deserted; the gaunt, silent servant found a fresh place. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  3. She saw it when it was nearly finished, but did not recognise herself, and exclaimed; What a gaunt creature! – Ideala by Sarah Grand