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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold;
- Example: "emaciated bony hands"
- Example: "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
- Example: "eyes were haggard and cavernous"
- Example: "small pinched faces"
- Example: "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
[syn: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted]

2. composed of or containing bone;
- Example: "osseous tissue"
[syn: osseous, osteal, bony]

3. having bones especially many or prominent bones;
- Example: "a bony shad fillet"
- Example: "her bony wrist"
- Example: "bony fish"
[syn: bony, boney]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bony \Bon"y\ (b[=o]"n[y^]), a. 1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones. [1913 Webster] 2. Having large or prominent bones. [1913 Webster] Bony fish (Zool.), the menhaden. Bony pike (Zool.), the gar pike (Lepidosteus). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bony adj 1: 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" [syn: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted] 2: composed of or containing bone; "osseous tissue" [syn: osseous, osteal, bony] 3: having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish" [syn: bony, boney] [ant: boneless]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "bony": angular, bone, cement, cemental, concrete, corneous, dense, diamondlike, dure, flat, flat-chested, fleshless, flintlike, flinty, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, granitelike, granitic, hard, hard as nails, hardhearted, horny, iron-hard, ironlike, lank, lanky, lapideous, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking, lithoid, lithoidal, marble, marblelike, meager, obdurate, osseous, ossicular, ossiferous, ossified, osteal, rawboned, resistant, resistive, rocklike, rocky, scraggy, scrawny, skeletal, skinny, solid, spare, spidery, spindling, spindly, steellike, steely, stonelike, stony, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed, tough, twiggy, undersized, underweight