What is another word for lanky?

Pronunciation: [lˈaŋki] (IPA)

There are several synonyms for the word 'lanky' that can be used to describe a tall, thin and awkward-looking person or animal. Some of the most common alternatives are lean, gangly, gaunt, skinny, scrawny, spindle-legged, spare, attenuated, slender and bony. These words are typically used to describe someone or something that has long limbs, a narrow frame, and a generally ungraceful appearance. Whether you're talking about a person or an animal, using synonyms for lanky can add variety and nuance to your descriptions, making your writing more engaging and memorable.

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What are the hypernyms for Lanky?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for lanky?

Lanky, a word used to describe someone who is tall and thin, is an antonym to various other words. Firstly, the opposite of lanky could be stout, which means having a thick and heavy build. Secondly, lanky could be antonymized with the word short, which means having little height. Thirdly, the word portly could also be an antonym for lanky, meaning having a bulky and overweight body. Fourthly, the word plump, which means having a rounded and slightly overweight figure, could also be an opposite for lanky. Lastly, the word stocky, which means having a broad and muscular body, could also be an antonym for lanky.

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Usage examples for Lanky

He is a tall, lanky man, usually seen in slippers, and trousers too short for his limbs; he 'sloppets' about in his waistcoat and shirt-sleeves, hands in pockets, and shoulders forward almost in a hump.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
So I knew it was true, and I walked with my dear, sweet old auntie down the aisle, and there sat Aunt Jennie, with her two lanky girls who have grown inches every time I run into them; and also Uncle Timothy.
"They Call Me Carpenter"
Upton Sinclair
Now a lady sings "Douglas tender and true," and sings it so well, we could weep were we not so near port; a group in the stern beside the wheel watches a glorious sunset, which fills the space we sit in under the awning with a dull red and across the light a missionary paces, aloof and alone; a melancholy stooping silhouette against the glorious afterglow-to and fro-to and fro-a lanky, long-haired youth, his hands behind his back, looking into his particular future, a life devoted to convert the gracious, charitable followers of Gautauma Buddha to-his reading of Christ's simple teaching.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

Famous quotes with Lanky

  • "You got types?" "Only you, darling-lanky brunettes with wicked jaws."
    Dashiell Hammett
  • She stood and turned around and of course there was nothing there. But she could see him standing there, his hands jammed deep into his pockets, that easy, crooked grin on his pleasant-rather-than-handsome face, leaning lanky and at ease against a monument or one of the stone gateposts or maybe just a tree gone red with fall's dying fire.
    Stephen King

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