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Meaning & Definition of Bony in English

English

Bony

/boʊni/

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • bony
  • ,
  • cadaverous
  • ,
  • emaciated
  • ,
  • gaunt
  • ,
  • haggard
  • ,
  • pinched
  • ,
  • skeletal
  • ,
  • wasted

2. Composed of or containing bone

  • "Osseous tissue"
    synonym:
  • osseous
  • ,
  • osteal
  • ,
  • bony

3. Having bones especially many or prominent bones

  • "A bony shad fillet"
  • "Her bony wrist"
  • "Bony fish"
    synonym:
  • bony
  • ,
  • boney

Examples of using

I ruin everything I get my bony hands on.