gauntness gauntness  /ˈɡɔnt nəs/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  • Despite her exotic intake, she remains a model of gauntness.

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  • The Simple Grace of 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    Those squeamish about seeing disease — in all its gauntness, the cough and rattle, the bleary, graying eyes — may have a hard time watching director Jean-Marc Vallée's new film Dallas Buyers Club. As the title would suggest, we're instead in Texas, dwelling in shabby corners of Dallas. Matthew McConaughey, whippet-thin and slightly hunched, plays Ron Woodroof, a good ol' boy who likes weed ...
    on October 31, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

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languish languish
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