Associations to the word «Gaunt»

Wiktionary

GAUNT, adjective. Lean, angular, and bony
GAUNT, adjective. Haggard, drawn, and emaciated
GAUNT, adjective. Bleak, barren, and desolate

Dictionary definition

GAUNT, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats