What does scrawny mean?

Definitions for scrawny
ˈskrɔ niscrawny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedyadjective

    being very thin

    "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"

  2. scrawny, scrubby, stuntedadjective

    inferior in size or quality

    "scrawny cattle"; "scrubby cut-over pine"; "old stunted thorn trees"

Wiktionary

  1. scrawnyadjective

    Thin, malnourished and weak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrawnyadjective

    meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny

    Etymology: [Cf. Scrannel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scrawny

    skraw′ni, adj. wasted: raw-boned.—n. Scraw′niness. [Scranny.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrawny in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrawny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of scrawny in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.

  2. Dana Hatch:

    I find women with well developed flesh very attractive. The scrawny little things doing commercials on my television set are slightly repulsive -- like famine victims.

  3. Pierre Png:

    I was made to go under a very strict diet and to train under a personal trainer. I am, by nature, on the scrawny side, i had to bulk up within a short time -- three weeks.

  4. Susan Adie:

    We are going to see more scrawny bears in the long term, directly linked to a loss of sea ice.

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