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Synonyms for bony
ˈboʊ ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted(adj)

    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, bony(adj)

    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, boney(adj)

    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:

    bone, longnose, skeletal

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4609drawn
#7827worn
#12442wasted
#12952skinny
#15234nasal
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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.


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