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scrawny

adjective uk   /ˈskrɔː.ni/  us   /ˈskrɑː-/
unpleasantly thin, often with bones showing: He came home after three months at college looking terribly scrawny.
Translations of “scrawny”
in Vietnamese gầy giơ xương…
in Spanish flaco, escuálido…
in Thai ผอมกะหร่อง…
in Malaysian kurus kering…
in French décharné…
in German mager…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘦骨嶙峋的,皮包骨的…
in Indonesian kurus kering…
in Russian костлявый, тощий…
in Turkish sıska, bir deri bir kemik, iskelet gibi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘦骨嶙峋的,皮包骨头的…
in Polish kościsty…
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