Definition of gaunt:
senseless, drawn, superfluous, twiggy, skinny, careworn, gangling, angular, impecunious, atrophied, rawboned, better, tired, cadaverous, be (all) skin and bone(s), adenoidal, thin, osteal, raddled, lean, pinched, haggard, shrunken, diminished, anorexic, penniless, emaciated, underweight, pointless, scraggy, bony, fleshless, skeletal, worn, purposeless, spare, nasal, wasted, fat, weedy, penurious, cadaveric, meager, hollow-eyed, boney, lanky, skinny, slim, hard up, otiose, scrawny, lank, squandered, slender, osseous.
- "Child of Storm", H. Rider Haggard.
And old as he was, and shaken and weary, he stood sentry there, a gaunt stooping figure, for long hours, until the prayed- for day began to break above Redcliffe and to discover the grim relics of the night's work.- "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
- "Bobby of the Labrador", Dillon Wallace.