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Synonyms for scrawny
ˈskrɔ ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy(adj)

    being very thin

    "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"

    Synonyms:
    cheeseparing, stunted, tightly fitting, weedy, skinny, tight fitting, tight-fitting, penny-pinching, boney, tightfitting, underweight, scrubby, scraggy, jagged, close, near, bony, jaggy

    Antonyms:
    fat, superior

  2. scrawny, scrubby, stunted(adj)

    inferior in size or quality

    "scrawny cattle"; "scrubby cut-over pine"; "old stunted thorn trees"

    Synonyms:
    scrubby, scrabbly, boney, stunted, skinny, underweight, scraggy, weedy

    Antonyms:
    superior, fat

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scrawny(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] thin, lank, meagre, scraggy, SCRANNY

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scrawny(a)

    Synonyms:
    angular, lank, meager, scraggy, bony, rawboned, gaunt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    skinny, lean

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How to use scrawny in a sentence?

  1. Susan Adie:

    We are going to see more scrawny bears in the long term, directly linked to a loss of sea ice.

  2. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.

  3. Pierre Png:

    I was made to go under a very strict diet and to train under a personal trainer. I am, by nature, on the scrawny side, i had to bulk up within a short time -- three weeks.

  4. Dana Hatch:

    I find women with well developed flesh very attractive. The scrawny little things doing commercials on my television set are slightly repulsive -- like famine victims.


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