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ˈboʊ nibony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

    Synonyms:
    pinched, haggard, atrophied, in straitened circumstances(p), boney, osteal, diminished, drawn, nasal, senseless, gaunt, adenoidal, squandered, purposeless, penurious, hard up, otiose, penniless, osseous, superfluous, skeletal, cadaveric, cadaverous, careworn, wasted, raddled, impecunious, worn, emaciated, pointless

    Antonyms:
    deboned, boneless, fat, boned

  2. osseous, osteal, bonyadjective

    composed of or containing bone

    "osseous tissue"

    Synonyms:
    wasted, boney, haggard, skeletal, emaciated, cadaverous, osseous, pinched, gaunt, osteal

    Antonyms:
    boneless, deboned, fat, boned

  3. bony, boneyadjective

    having bones especially many or prominent bones

    "a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish"

    Synonyms:
    wasted, boney, haggard, skinny, skeletal, emaciated, scrawny, underweight, osteal, cadaverous, osseous, scraggy, gaunt, weedy, pinched

    Antonyms:
    deboned, boned, boneless, fat

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bony":

    bone, longnose, skeletal

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#15234nasal
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
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#31681haggard
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#44263boney
#45025pinched
#49528gaunt
#54883squandered
#56077underweight
#75520penniless
#76113weedy
#89296emaciated
#95082scrawny
#112633osseous
#114369cadaveric
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#181844longnose
#194565cadaverous
#268536impecunious
#302251careworn
#313943penurious

How to use bony in a sentence?

  1. Michael Miranda:

    It sounds terrible, but she’s actually very lucky, because the rehab from this bony injury is a lot quicker than the rehab from an ACL (tear), you hate to see an athlete injured in any way, but at the same time, an ACL versus an impaction injury to the tibial plateau, this is the much better injury.

  2. Gavin Naylor:

    As you can imagine,( the) same with any mammals, juveniles aren't as experienced. They don't have as much pattern recognition skills as adults, we suspect strongly that it's the juveniles and their judgment and discernment between what is somebody's foot and what's a flash of a bony fish's scales.

  3. Toby Daly-Engel:

    The coral will die, leaving just its skeleton behind, which eventually turns into limestone, then, in come the animals like starfishes and sea urchins; we call those grazers. So instead of a bunch of different species sharks, bony fishes, invertebrates and mollusks you end up with a reef with four to five species in it, tops. Thats a dead reef.

  4. Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947:

    I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind... At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme, I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy, and wise in spite of themselves.

  5. John Long:

    I think it is a highly significant discovery, as the origin and diversificationof modern bony-jawed fishesis still shrouded in mystery, but Janiusiscus takes us abig step closer to really understandingthis major evolutionary transition, from primitive jawed fishes to the beginning of themodern jawed fish fauna.


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