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Adjective: gaunt (gaunter,gauntest)  gont
  1. Very thin especially from disease, hunger or cold
    "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys";
    - bony, cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted
     
  2. Bleak, barren and desolate

Derived forms: gaunter, gauntest

See also: lean, meager [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], thin

Encyclopedia: Gaunt