Meaning of “gaunt” in the English Dictionary

"gaunt" in British English

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gauntadjective

uk /ɡɔːnt/ us /ɡɑːnt/

(Definition of “gaunt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gaunt" in American English

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gauntadjective

us /ɡɔnt, ɡɑnt/

very thin, esp. because of illness or hunger:

He’s always been thin, but now he looks gaunt, his skin stretched tight over his bones.

(Definition of “gaunt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)