gaunt gaunt  /ˈɡɔnt/


  • (adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold


  1. The gaunt, withdrawn man began to appear more relaxed, teasing his fellow students.
  2. To a white they seemed rather like gaunt imbeciles with their keeper.
  3. Khan's lawyers have said their client has gone on a hunger strike to protest the conditions of his confinment, and appears pale and gaunt.


  1. Heroin: Unintended consequence of meth, Rx drug crackdown

    Think of a heroin user and what comes to mind? A gaunt addict in some flophouse with a needle hanging out of his arm?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  2. Village staff to alert swimmers about overuse of herbicide

    The Village will contact those who swam in the Gaunt Park pool from last Wednesday to its closing late Friday afternoon to alert them that herbicides had been applied inappropriately Wednesday morning to the grass around the pool. Related posts: Emergency Council meeting on pool closure New Village emergency contact system Downtown lighting gets a makeover
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Yellow Springs News


  1. "I was struck by how extraordinarily thin he was," Collins recalled. "He was just a stick. He was so emaciated and gaunt."
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Susan Collins Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Hemingway described him later as "tall as Lincoln, gaunt as Lincoln, and as brave and as good a soldier as any that commanded battalions at Gettysburg."
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Ernest Hemingway Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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