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Definition 1: having bones especially many or prominent bones - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where boney or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bony shad fillet
  • her bony wrist
  • bony fish

Synonyms for boney in the sense of this definition

(boney is similar to ...) consisting of or made up of bone

"a bony substance" "the bony framework of the body"

(boney is similar to ...) having bones as specified

"his lanky long-boned body"

(boney is similar to ...) resembling bone

"a bonelike tumor"

(boney is similar to ...) having strong bones

Definition 2: being very thin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where boney or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a child with skinny freckled legs
  • a long scrawny neck
  • pale bony hands

Synonyms for boney in the sense of this definition

(boney is similar to ...) lacking excess flesh

"you can't be too rich or too thin" "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"

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