Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Scrawny, raw-boned, or lanky character or appearance.

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  • noun The property of being scrawny.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the bodily property of lacking flesh
  • noun the property of being stunted and inferior in size or quality

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Examples

  • Chris Evans is quietly engaging as Steve Rogers, the physical weakling with the indomitable spirit—Steve's digitized scrawniness is spectacular too—who is scientifically transformed into Captain America, the supersoldier with the vibranium shield that absorbs all vibrations.

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  • Christ's scrawniness, and slumped head, hark back to austere 15th century examples by Donatello and Masaccio; his isolation, and the absence of other saints, accords with the Lutheran emphasis on Christ and his passion.

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  • At some point in the last decade, she became a vegan and the resulting scrawniness gave life to the rumors of surgical reduction.

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  • I am still not sure of the reasons for the perpetual Torture of my Grade 4 year, but they likely had to do with my obnoxious goody two-shoe ism and my scrawniness of person and brain: I walked around perpetually with a book, nose to the cobblestone and pebbly peg legs wading in giant Nike Air sneakers.

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  • I am still not sure of the reasons for the perpetual Torture of my Grade 4 year, but they likely had to do with my obnoxious goody two-shoe ism and my scrawniness of person and brain: I walked around perpetually with a book, nose to the cobblestone and pebbly peg legs wading in giant Nike Air sneakers.

    blog: November 2008

  • Picky eating habits and an unwillingness to stuff oneself are considered the leading preventable causes of scrawniness among Americans.

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  • Thin to the point of scrawniness, she was lonely, hateful, and untrusting.

    Mistborn

  • He'd always been lean to the point of thinness, but in his younger years, his teenage scrawniness had seemed quite normal, merely the result of his bones outstripping the growth of the rest of him.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • I staggered a bit, because despite her scrawniness she was still a teenaged girl with heavy limbs.

    Sugar Skull

  • I staggered a bit, because despite her scrawniness she was still a teenaged girl with heavy limbs.

    Sugar Skull

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