Synonyms for pinched

Synonyms for (adjective) pinched

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


Synonyms: pinched, adenoidal, nasal

Definition: sounding as if the nose were pinched

Usage: a whining nasal voice

Similar words: high, high-pitched

Definition: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency


Synonyms: pinched

Definition: as if squeezed uncomfortably tight

Usage: her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her

Similar words: constricted

Definition: drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically

Usage: a constricted blood vessel; a constricted view of life


Synonyms: impecunious, in straitened circumstances, hard up, penniless, penurious, pinched

Definition: not having enough money to pay for necessities

Similar words: poor

Definition: having little money or few possessions

Usage: deplored the gap between rich and poor countries; the proverbial poor artist living in a garret