Gaunt vs Rotund - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between gaunt and rotund
is that gaunt
is lean, angular and bony while rotund
is having a round or spherical shape; circular; orbicular.
* (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
Having a round or spherical shape; circular; orbicular.
Round in body shape; portly or plump; podgy.
(of a sound) Full and rich; orotund; sonorous; full-toned.