Gaunt (?), a. [Cf. Norw. gand a thin pointed stick, a tall and thin man, and W. gwan weak.]

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

"The gaunt mastiff."


A mysterious but visible pestilence, striding gaunt and fleshless across our land. Nichols.


© Webster 1913.

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