Definitions for gauntgɔnt, gɑnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from hunger or weariness.
bleak, desolate, or grim:
the gaunt landscape of the tundra.
Origin of gaunt:
1400–50; late ME, prob. < OF gaunet, jaunet yellowish, der. of gaune, jaune yellow < L galbinus greenish yellow
Ref: John of Gaunt.
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted(adj)
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
"emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
very thin in the face and unhealthy looking
a gaunt fashion model
lean, angular and bony
haggard, drawn and emaciated
bleak, barren and desolate
Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian source, compare Old Norse gandr (Danish gand/gan, Norwegian bokmål gand)
attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim
Gaunt was a pop punk band formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1991. The original lineup formed from the ashes of the short-lived and punkadelic Black Juju, and consisted of guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jerry Wick, bassist Eric Barth and drummer Jeff Regensburger. Jim Weber soon joined on second guitar only to leave just as quickly, and following his departure guitarist/songwriter Jovan Karcic joined. Barth and Regensburger would also later leave and be replaced by a series of successors including Bret Lewis and Brett Falcon on bass, and Nick Youngblood and Sam Brown on drums.
Translations for gaunt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a person) thin or thin-faced
a gaunt old woman.
- نَحيل، هَزيلArabic
- esquálidoPortuguese (BR)
- flaco, chupado; demacradoSpanish
- لاغر و نحیفFarsi
- mršav, upala licaCroatian
- magur, tálgaðurIcelandic
- liesas, sudžiūvęsLithuanian
- vājš; izdēdējis; izdilisLatvian
- kurus keringMalay
- utmagret, høy og knokletNorwegian
- لاغر و نحیفPersian
- ډنګر، بدوكرى، ګورملى، تريوPashto
- sfrijit, slabRomanian
- mager, avtärdSwedish
- sıska, cılızTurkish
- 瘦削的，憔悴的Chinese (Trad.)
- دبلا، مریلUrdu
- 瘦削的，憔悴的Chinese (Simp.)
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