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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gauntgɔnt(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from hunger or weariness.

  2. 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


Gauntgɔnt, gɑnt(n.)

  1. John of,

    Category: Biography

    Ref: John of Gaunt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  1. gaunt(adjective)ɔnt, gɑnt

    very thin in the face and unhealthy looking

    a gaunt fashion model


  1. gaunt(Adjective)

    lean, angular and bony

  2. gaunt(Adjective)

    haggard, drawn and emaciated

  3. gaunt(Adjective)

    bleak, barren and desolate

  4. Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian source, compare Old Norse gandr (Danish gand/gan, Norwegian bokmål gand)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gaunt(adj)

    attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim


  1. Gaunt

    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.

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