Gaunt vs Starved - What's the difference?

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Gaunt is a related term of starved.

As adjectives the difference between gaunt and starved

is that gaunt is lean, angular and bony while starved is approaching starvation, emaciated and malnourished.

As a verb starved is




Alternative forms

* (l) * (l) (Scotland)


  • lean, angular and bony
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1894 , author=Joseph Jacobs , title=The Fables of Aesop , chapter=1 citation , 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
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1917 , author=Arthur Conan Doyle , title=His Last Bow , chapter=5 citation , 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
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1908 , author=William Hope Hodgson , title=The House on the Borderland , chapter=14 citation , passage=Behind me, rose up, to an extraordinary height, gaunt , black cliffs. }}


    * scraggy, scrawny, skinny




    (en adjective)
  • Approaching starvation, emaciated and malnourished.
  • (colloquial) Extremely hungry.
  • I'm starved , I haven't eaten since breakfast.


  • (starve)
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