Some of Secrest's theories are iffy—she claims the gaunt women of his portraits must be coded consumptives.
His face was gaunt and pale, and he looked as if he needed a long rest.
In her last public appearances, Winehouse was stick thin and gaunt.
B12 deficiency is associated with nausea, diarrhea, and paleness, all of which could apply to the gaunt Jobs.
In order to play the gaunt Woodroof, McConaughey went from 182 pounds to 135, subsisting on what he calls “a controlled diet.”
Wilma followed a few feet above me, then Barker, gaunt and Blash.
Her long, gaunt fingers pulled and worked at the knots, but all in vain.
It is drawn by a team of gaunt mules, usually six in number, with gay harness, and each animal has jangling bells around its neck.
He was tall and gaunt, and his deeply graven face was framed by grizzled hair.
The old soldier ambled up the village street, all shadowy in the dawn, on a gaunt, scissor-hocked pony.
mid-15c. (as a surname from mid-13c.), from Middle French gant, of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gand "a thin stick," also "a tall thin man") and somehow connected with the root of gander. Connection also has been suggested to Old French jaunet "yellowish" [Middle English Dictionary].