Definition of gauntly in English:



  • See gaunt

    • ‘The style is often lightly conversational, yet it is a gauntly powerful book.’
    • ‘The figure at Dick's bedside seems initially different, as he wakes ‘to find hunger standing at my bedside, staring at me gauntly’.’
    • ‘It starts with some poets, gauntly tubercular sorts with laudanum habits and loose-fitting shirts.’
    • ‘There were, however, sightings of strange apparitions dimly gleaming gauntly in the night sky over the Lich Tower.’
    • ‘A tall woman with a long, gauntly face marched up to us, taking both Terry and me by the sleeves and dragging us inside.’