Synonyms for bony

Synonyms for (adjective) bony

Synonyms: boney, bony

Definition: having bones especially many or prominent bones

Usage: a bony shad fillet; her bony wrist; bony fish

Similar words: bone

Definition: consisting of or made up of bone

Usage: a bony substance; the bony framework of the body


Similar words: boned

Definition: having bones as specified

Usage: his lanky long-boned body


Similar words: bonelike

Definition: resembling bone

Usage: a bonelike tumor


Similar words: strong-boned

Definition: having strong bones


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

Definition: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

Usage: 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

Similar words: thin, lean

Definition: lacking excess flesh

Usage: you can't be too rich or too thin; Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare