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
Thrifty in management, especially by employing just enough people to accomplish a task or do business:
Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified:
Exhausted or distraught and often gaunt in appearance.
Composed of, containing, or like bone; bony
Having much fat in relation to lean
Thin and bony; hollow-eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated
Relating to bone or to the skeleton.
Hardened or bony.
Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Of little force or validity; having slight foundation; feeble
Resembling a twig or twigs, as in slenderness or fragility.
Being, characteristic of, or resembling a weed:
Resembling a spider in form, characteristics, or behavior.
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.
Small in amount, degree, or extent; slight; scant; meager
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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