Definition of gaunt adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡɔːnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːnt//
    Body shape
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  1. 1(of a person) very thin, usually because of illness, not having enough food, or worry a gaunt face She looked gaunt and exhausted. The lean face had grown gaunt, the cheeks hollowed. her rather gaunt features See related entries: Body shape
  2. 2(of a building) not attractive and without any decoration the gaunt ruin of Pendragon Castle
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin.
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