What is another word for Boniness?

107 synonyms found


[ bˈə͡ʊnɪnəs], [ bˈə‍ʊnɪnəs], [ b_ˈəʊ_n_ɪ_n_ə_s]

Boniness is a term used to describe the quality or state of being bony. However, there are several synonyms that can be used interchangeably with boniness. One such synonym is osseousness, which refers to the quality of something being bony or containing bones. Skeletality is another synonym, which denotes the characteristics of a skeleton or the quality of being skeletal. Other synonyms for boniness include gauntness, thinness, and emaciation, which all relate to the physical appearance of being bony. Using these synonyms can add variety and nuance to descriptive writing about boniness.

Usage examples for Boniness

The Master of the Ceremonies looked on, posed in an attitude full of eager interest, and he saw, what was nothing new to his attentive gaze, that Time had behaved rudely to Lady Drelincourt; that art had been called in to hide his ravages, and that her ladyship's attitude caused cracks in the thickened powder, and that it differed in tone from the skin beneath; that there was a Boniness of bust, and an angularity of shoulder where it should have been round and soft; and that if her ladyship fainted much more he would not be answerable for the consequences to her head of hair.
"The Master of the Ceremonies"
George Manville Fenn
"You needn't worry over my Boniness," she assured him cheerfully.
"The Vision of Desire"
Margaret Pedler
I obeyed him, and seizing my leg, he nearly shot me right over the horse, but by hanging tightly on to the collar I managed to save myself, and shuffled round into the proper position for riding sidewise, feeling the motion of the horse, in spite of a certain amount of Boniness of spine, delightfully easy and restful.
"The Story of Antony Grace"
George Manville Fenn

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