Translation of gaunt in Spanish:


descarnado, adj.

Pronunciation /ɡɔːnt//ɡɔnt/


  • 1

    (face/person) descarnado
    (face/person) delgado y adusto
    (person/face) (from illness, tiredness) demacrado
    • Now he is so thin he looks almost gaunt.
    • He was gaunt from drinking too much vodka and his marriage was on the skids.
    • He is a fair, gaunt man of Norwegian extraction, an international lawyer I think, and has a careful, courteous manner.
    • The priest's gaunt figure dissolved into the shadows beyond the kitchen door.
    • She was gaunt, painfully thin, expressionless, wearing a sleeveless top, dark pants, and sandals.
    • The light from outside the table cast an odd glare on his face, making his face look gaunt.
    • His face was gaunt, his eyes and his cheekbones hollow.
    • He was gaunt, looked very tired, and was clearly struggling.
    • John was a tall, gaunt man with sunken eyes and a smile that spoke of shyness.
    • His hair was limp and unruly, his once cheerful blue eyes were cold and distant, and he was gaunt and tired-looking from the burden he now had to carry.
    • Its twisted trunk and mangled branches resembled a terrifyingly gaunt person arching their back in immense agony.
    • Her elfin face was thin and angular, almost gaunt, with a small, straight nose.
    • Then I just noticed how skinny he was, almost gaunt.
    • Many looked gaunt, clothes hanging off them as if draped on clothes racks.
    • Henry's gaunt figure came into the rim of light cast by the desk lamp.
    • He was gaunt and serious from the start, with minimal hand movements and only slightly gesticulating as he dipped into domestic policy issues.
    • He was gaunt, his blond hair gone stringy, and his greasy tux fit the dress code only under the most generous interpretation.
    • She brought choice cuts of meat to the porter's dog, and ordered full meals for the gaunt nuns who came to collect alms at awkward hours of the day.
    • She was very gaunt and fairly pale, but her personality was like the glowing stars.
    • She was achingly gaunt, her skin pasty white, the lines of her face stark and startling in their prominence.
  • 2literary

    (landscape) adusto literary
    (landscape) desolado
    • Wherever I played football, the huge gaunt stadium was always the touchstone of my career, the place where I came home to show my people that I could still do the job.
    • Fields gave way to scattered woodlands, bare and gaunt against the early winter darkness.
    • He scoured the gaunt landscape as if his primordial authority was enough to plunge the lid of the monochrome building down to floor level to allow him a cowardly escape.
    • One, by the very nature of theatre in the round, is a sense of the house itself as a gaunt, intimidating presence.
    • In a gaunt and craggy landscape the soft, well-rounded Magdalen weeps over her past.
    • The tall buildings flickered with a glow of white, gaunt towers rising like obelisks in the night thrusting towards a heaven that would forever elude them.
    • With Ahmed as our guide, we are taken to a gaunt, dilapidated building.
    • Seven miles of bleak shoreline separate Cobra Mist and the gaunt Martello tower at Shingle Street.
    • He juxtaposes these gaunt scenes with striking black-and-white shots of beaches and landscape.
    • Cabooses are another fast disappearing symbol of the railways, those that remain are a gaunt remnant of the former glory of a bygone era.
    • Windsor Castle stood out, gaunt and noble in the mist.
    • The newer ones may be concrete and 15 or 20 stories high - gaunt, ugly buildings on an inhuman scale.
    • The moon had finally moved far enough over the high walls of the pass to cast some of its gaunt white light down into the narrows below.
    • On the tram ride out you pass building sites and the gaunt trusses of an overgrown railway bridge.
    • More than 80,000 fans filled the big, gaunt ground.