Part of speech:
Bony and lean; gaunt:
Without much flesh; very thin
Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified:
(Of hair) Straight and flat; thin and limp. (often associated with being greasy)
Containing little fat or less fat relative to a standard:
Stunted or straggly:
Thin and bony; hollow-eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated
Relating to bone or to the skeleton.
Hardened or bony.
Difficult to do or deal with
The definition of tough is someone or something strong and flexible, rugged, harsh or hard to chew or cut through.
Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Of little force or validity; having slight foundation; feeble
Small in amount, degree, or extent; slight; scant; meager
Not elaborate or ornate; simple:
Resembling a twig or twigs, as in slenderness or fragility.
Being, characteristic of, or resembling a weed:
Of corpselike pallor; pallid:
Exhausted or distraught and often gaunt in appearance.
The definition of skeletal means related to bones.
Frail and enfeebled, as from prolonged illness; emaciated.
Composed of, containing, or like bone; bony
Resembling a spider in form, characteristics, or behavior.
Having much fat in relation to lean
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