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scrawny definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck" [syn: scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy]
2: inferior in size or quality; "scrawny cattle"; "scrubby cut- over pine"; "old stunted thorn trees" [syn: scrawny, scrubby, stunted]

Merriam Webster's

adjective (scrawnier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1833 exceptionally thin and slight or meager in body or size <scrawny scrub cattle> Synonyms: see lean scrawniness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (scrawnier, scrawniest) lean, scraggy. Derivatives: scrawniness n. Etymology: var. of dial. scranny: cf. archaic scrannel (of sound) weak, feeble

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scrawny Scraw"ny, a. [Cf. Scrannel.] Meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(scrawnier, scrawniest) If you describe a person or animal as scrawny, you mean that they look unattractive because they are so thin. ...a scrawny woman with dyed black hair... ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. (Colloq.) Thin, lank, meagre, scraggy, scranny, wasted, raw-boned.

Moby Thesaurus

Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, angular, anorectic, anorexic, ascetic, austere, bony, cadaverous, drawn, dwarfed, dwarfish, emaciated, exiguous, flat, flat-chested, fleshless, frugal, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, haggard, impoverished, jejune, lank, lanky, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking, limited, meager, mean, miserly, narrow, niggardly, paltry, parsimonious, poor, puny, rawboned, reedy, scant, scanty, scraggy, scrimp, scrimpy, skeletal, skimp, skimpy, skinny, slender, slight, slim, small, spare, sparing, spidery, spindling, spindly, starvation, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence, thin, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed, twiggy, undersized, underweight, unnourishing, unnutritious, watered, watery



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