Gaunt vs Pallid - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between gaunt and pallid
is that gaunt
is lean, angular and bony while pallid
is appearing weak, pale or wan.
* (l) (Scotland)
lean, angular and bony
, author=Joseph Jacobs
, title=The Fables of Aesop
, passage=A gaunt Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by.}}
haggard, drawn and emaciated
, author=Arthur Conan Doyle
, title=His Last Bow
, passage=In the dim light of a foggy November day the sick room was a gloomy spot, but it was that gaunt , wasted face staring at me from the bed which sent a chill to my heart.}}
bleak, barren and desolate
, author=William Hope Hodgson
, title=The House on the Borderland
, passage=Behind me, rose up, to an extraordinary height, gaunt , black cliffs. }}
* scraggy, scrawny, skinny
Appearing weak, pale or wan.
- The patient left the hospital but was very pallid .
* pallid bat
* pallid cuckoo
* pallid harrier
* pallid sturgeon