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English definition of “gaunt”

gaunt

adjective     /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     /-nəs/ noun [U] Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Thin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
(Definition of gaunt adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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