Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Emaciated; lank; lean; meager.

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Usage examples "gaunt":

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