1. being very thin;
- Example: "a child with skinny freckled legs"
- Example: "a long scrawny neck"
[syn: scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy]
2. inferior in size or quality;
- Example: "scrawny cattle"
- Example: "scrubby cut-over pine"
- Example: "old stunted thorn trees"
[syn: scrawny, scrubby, stunted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scrawny \Scraw"ny\ (skr[add]"n[y^]), a. [Cf. Scrannel.] Meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
scrawny adj 1: being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck" [syn: scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy] 2: inferior in size or quality; "scrawny cattle"; "scrubby cut- over pine"; "old stunted thorn trees" [syn: scrawny, scrubby, stunted]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
77 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrawny": Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, angular, anorectic, anorexic, ascetic, austere, bony, cadaverous, drawn, dwarfed, dwarfish, emaciated, exiguous, flat, flat-chested, fleshless, frugal, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, haggard, impoverished, jejune, lank, lanky, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking, limited, meager, mean, miserly, narrow, niggardly, paltry, parsimonious, poor, puny, rawboned, reedy, scant, scanty, scraggy, scrimp, scrimpy, skeletal, skimp, skimpy, skinny, slender, slight, slim, small, spare, sparing, spidery, spindling, spindly, starvation, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence, thin, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed, twiggy, undersized, underweight, unnourishing, unnutritious, watered, watery