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English definition of “gaunt”

gaunt

adjective uk   /ɡɔːnt/ us    /ɡɑːnt/
very thin, especially because of sickness or hunger: Her face was gaunt and grey.Thin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thinNot fit and healthyThin or slender (of people) literary empty and not attractive: The house looked gaunt and unwelcoming.Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
gauntness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Thin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
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