Definition of 'gaunt'
Example sentences containing 'gaunt'
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The news explains the worrying pictures of her looking gaunt. The Sun (2016)He was thin, his face was gaunt and his skin was dull. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His grey hair stands on end and his face seems more gaunt than usual, but the chief executive has lost none of his energy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She has been feeling low and looking really gaunt. The Sun (2008)But all her hard work was undone by the use of this gaunt figure. The Sun (2011)The story was false but pictures at the time showed her looking gaunt and ill. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Audience members told of their shock at his gaunt appearance. The Sun (2014)He was grey and gaunt and we both cried. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His new gaunt face caused a much wider public to worry about his health. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her soft fleshy limbs are gaunt and thin. Christianity Today (2000)He now has a great body but looks gaunt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He also looks worryingly gaunt and grey in the face. The Sun (2012)His face was gaunt and covered in soot from the powder. Man of Honour (2007)He just looked really thin and gaunt. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But onlookers said that he appeared gaunt and thin. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was tall, gaunt and bald. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)He was an increasingly gaunt figure at the Square. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was also suffering from the flu, which made him appear gaunt and ill. AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)By this time, he was gaunt and grey and weak. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)They make me look gaunt. The Sun (2007)She's tall and gaunt, her face pale and contorted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was gaunt and pale, but refused make-up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We were all assembled round him when the door opened, and a tall, gaunt woman entered the room. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
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Translations for 'gaunt'
British English: gaunt ADJECTIVE
If someone looks gaunt, they look very thin, usually because they have been very ill or worried.
Looking gaunt and tired, he denied there was anything to worry about.
Definition of gaunt from the Collins English Dictionary
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