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