adjective (scrawnier, scrawniest)
- 1(Of a person or animal) unattractively thin and bony.More example sentences
- Inside the gas station, Tom talks to George, who is a thin, blond-haired, scrawny fellow.
- She was scrawny, dangerously thin some said, and stiff, as though her bones ached.
- He left the office and road hard for a while before arriving at a ranch, where he was greeted by a tall and scrawny man with a long, thin mustache.
- 1.1(Of vegetation) meager or stunted.More example sentences
- They lie on pavements, sheltering from the sun under scrawny trees.
- Unable to find it she sank down and sat on the ground with her back against two scrawny trees.
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- I must say, despite his scrawniness, Solastian is very strong… and perceptive.
- Her shoulders, her bosom do not have that scrawniness characteristic of female dancers whose whole weight seems to have descended into their legs.
mid 19th century: variant of dialect scranny; compare with archaic scrannel 'weak, feeble' (referring to sound).