Antonyms for gaunt

Grammar : Adj
Spell : gawnt
Phonetic Transcription : gɔnt

Definition of gaunt

Origin :
  • mid-15c. (as a surname from mid-13c.), from Middle French gant, of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gand "a thin stick," also "a tall thin man") and somehow connected with the root of gander. Connection also has been suggested to Old French jaunet "yellowish" [Middle English Dictionary].
  • adj skinny
Example sentences :
  • Her long, gaunt fingers pulled and worked at the knots, but all in vain.
  • Extract from : « Opera Stories from Wagner » by Florence Akin
  • He was tall and gaunt, and his deeply graven face was framed by grizzled hair.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • The other three seniors, attracted by the scene, came back, and waited with Gaunt.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • And Gaunt, who was standing by, and knew it also, telegraphed a significant look to Huntley.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It was simply a bare, gaunt, famished skeleton, slaying his way along.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • I was head of the school, next to Gaunt; looking forward to be the head; and what am I now?
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Gaunt was only beginning to call over the roll, and they escaped the "late" mark.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The prisoners were thin and gaunt, and it was evident that they had suffered indeed.
  • Extract from : « The Dare Boys of 1776 » by Stephen Angus Cox
  • Yes, he was running, but a gaunt bay horse was running with him, stride for stride.
  • Extract from : « Old Man Curry » by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • One of them was as tall as De Launay, gaunt and hatchet faced.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter

Synonyms for gaunt

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