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Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes

  1. adenoidal, pinched, nasaladjective

    sounding as if the nose were pinched

    "a whining nasal voice"

    Synonyms:
    wasted, bony, in straitened circumstances(p), haggard, hard up, penurious, skeletal, emaciated, impecunious, adenoidal, penniless, cadaverous, gaunt, nasal, rhinal

    Antonyms:
    low, fat, low-pitched, unconstricted, rich

  2. 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:
    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, bony, impecunious, worn, emaciated, pointless

    Antonyms:
    rich, low, unconstricted, low-pitched, fat

  3. hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p), penniless, penurious, pinchedadjective

    not having enough money to pay for necessities

    Antonyms:
    unconstricted, low, rich, fat, low-pitched

  4. pinchedadjective

    as if squeezed uncomfortably tight

    "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"

    Synonyms:
    wasted, bony, in straitened circumstances(p), haggard, hard up, penurious, skeletal, emaciated, impecunious, adenoidal, penniless, cadaverous, gaunt, nasal

    Antonyms:
    low-pitched, low, rich, fat, unconstricted

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 2 votes

  1. pinchedadjective

    Synonyms:
    distressed, straitened, reduced, indigent, destitute, needy, poor, necessitous, penniless, moneyless, in need, in want, out of money, out of cash, out of pocket

PPDB, the paraphrase database4.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "pinched":

    trapped, caught, punched, nailed

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4024caught
#4609drawn
#7827worn
#12176trapped
#12442wasted
#15234nasal
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#24487nailed
#25250punched
#31681haggard
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#44263boney
#45025pinched
#49528gaunt
#54883squandered
#75520penniless
#89296emaciated
#112633osseous
#114369cadaveric
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#194565cadaverous
#268536impecunious
#302251careworn
#313943penurious

How to use pinched in a sentence?

  1. Henry Connelly:

    Once again, the Trump White House is tip-toeing around big pharma with a spectacularly pinched and convoluted proposal that excludes insulin and has no actual implementation date.

  2. Jeff Lenard:

    Anytime Bonnie Herzog sell immediate consumption and people's pocketbooks are pinched Bonnie Herzog could lose sales.

  3. Jenna Wheeler:

    The concern with swallowing these toys is that the intestines can become twisted and pinched between the magnets, which can cut off blood flow to the intestines, if that segment of the intestines dies, it may need to be removed. And if not caught early enough, it could even lead to death.

  4. Richard Sirico:

    After all the times I was pinched, I knew every judge in town, i was a tough kid. I always had that itch in my britches to find out who I was. I tested my (courage) every night.

  5. Thomas Fuller:

    Let him who expects one class of society to prosper into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.


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