Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition of being gaunt.

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  • noun The quality of being gaunt

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  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

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Examples

  • He looked extraordinarily thin, almost emaciated, and even from here, Tril could see the bony fingers emerging from the drooping uniform, could see the haggard gauntness in the pale face.

    Baby Games

  • She'd done wonders with Vanessa's hair and makeup, but her skilled efforts hadn't completely hid - den the dark circles beneath Vanessa's eyes, or the gauntness of her cheeks.

    A Girl's Legs Stirring The Air

  • It showed a woman of mournfully beautiful gauntness, jacket draped over her shoulder.

    Patti Smith by Joseph O'Connor

  • She is as formidable as before, despite a distinct gauntness to her features.

    The Pacific: episode 10

  • She had eaten well; there was no shadow of gauntness.

    Pathfinder

  • The liquefaction of internal organs had caused the bodies to collapse inward, giving them an exaggerated gauntness.

    Heaven’s Keep

  • The liquefaction of internal organs had caused the bodies to collapse inward, giving them an exaggerated gauntness.

    Heaven’s Keep

  • His face had lost its gauntness, but he seemed older than I remembered him, an old man with a grizzled beard trimmed in two neat points.

    Wildfire

  • His face had lost its gauntness, but he seemed older than I remembered him, an old man with a grizzled beard trimmed in two neat points.

    Wildfire

  • The liquefaction of internal organs had caused the bodies to collapse inward, giving them an exaggerated gauntness.

    Heaven’s Keep

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