Definition of boniness in US English:



  • See bony

    • ‘The critic recently slammed her ‘obscene’ boniness, which she felt cynically exploited real-life victims of famine, illness and genocide.’
    • ‘It is an uncomfortable feeling to find in her sickness the conventions of beauty - boniness and pallor.’
    • ‘She made a silly face (though, because of the boniness of her cheeks, it looked more like Munch's The Scream).’
    • ‘Somehow his boniness and gauntness extends to his personality.’