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Definition of gaunt adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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.
  2. 2(of a building) not attractive and without any decoration the gaunt ruin of the old castle
noun [uncountable]
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