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Synonyms for skeletal
ˈskɛl ɪ tlskele·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skeletaladjective

    of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton

    "the skeletal system"; "skeletal bones"; "skeletal muscles"

    Synonyms:
    cadaverous, wasted, pinched, bony, haggard, gaunt, emaciated

    Antonyms:
    fat

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

    Antonyms:
    fat

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "skeletal":

    skeleton, bone, bony

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4053bone
#4609drawn
#7827worn
#12442wasted
#13647skeleton
#15234nasal
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#31681haggard
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#44263boney
#45025pinched
#49528gaunt
#54883squandered
#75520penniless
#89296emaciated
#112633osseous
#114369cadaveric
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#194565cadaverous
#268536impecunious
#302251careworn
#313943penurious

How to use skeletal in a sentence?

  1. Emmanuel Audenaert:

    During puberty and as a result of changing testosterone hormone balance, the growth plate weakens around the age of 12-13, making it even more sensitive to displacement or deformity, severe muscular training and high loading activities should be restricted until skeletal maturity for any joint and sport.

  2. Scott Sevcik:

    But even more significant is that we have more freedom with the design... parts can look more organic, more skeletal.

  3. Marie Strader:

    We intended this paper to serve as a humble blueprint for how researchers can use this technology to study the functions of coral genes, we are currently conducting experiments investigating how specific genes regulate coral skeletal formation, or calcification, for example. However, we expect this technique could be useful to identify genes involved in many other ecologically important traits such as thermal tolerance or coral bleaching.

  4. Bob Hill:

    The health benefits of standing include a higher heart rate, greater calorie expenditure, musculo-skeletal benefits that come from standing and better posture, more Oxygen flow around the body, and much more, this leads to a better, reengaged student and teacher interaction. Students pay more attention, and it just leads to a more successful semester overall.

  5. Laura Bachrach:

    The horse may have been a little bit out of the barn here in terms of what they’re looking at, girls tend to mature earlier . . . the girls were even more fixed in their position in the skeletal world by the time they started, whereas the boys were perhaps a little more malleable.


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