Thinness vs Scragginess - What's the difference?

thinness | scragginess |


As nouns the difference between thinness and scragginess

is that thinness is the state of being thin while scragginess is roughness; irregularity; jaggedness.

thinness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state of being thin.
  • scragginess

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Roughness; irregularity; jaggedness.
  • * 2004 , Norman R. Beaupré, Marginal Enemies , ISBN 9781595261427, p. 59:
  • He wore the scragginess of an unshaven face like a lost man in pursuit of some safe harbor.
  • Leanness or thinness, especially as tending toward haggardness; scrawniness.
  • * 1900 , , "A Wrong Altar" in Cupid's Garden .
  • [I]f Marian's girlish slimness showed faint, prophetic signs of degenerating into scragginess , George was still far too deeply in love to heed such evil and irreverent prophecies.
  • * 1922 , , Man and Maid , ch. 21:
  • There is not the least look of scragginess about her, just extreme slenderness, a small-boned creature of perhaps five foot four or five.