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Noun bonyness has 1 sense
  1. bonyness, emaciation, gauntness, maceration - extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    --1 is a kind of leanness, thinness

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Bonyness refers to the physical quality or characteristic of being bony. It is used to describe the condition or appearance of someone or something that has an unusually thin or emaciated frame, where the bones protrude prominently.


Sense 1 - Noun:

In the context of human anatomy or physiology, bonyness is the state of having a lean and skeletal structure, often resulting from a lack of body fat.

Example: Her bonyness was evident as her collarbones and ribs were distinctly visible.

Sense 2 - Noun:

Referring to objects, bonyness can describe something that is made of bone, resembles bone, or has a brittle and hard texture similar to bone.

Example: The sculpture's bonyness gave it a unique and striking appearance.

Sense 3 - Noun:

In a metaphorical sense, bonyness can be used to describe something that lacks substance or content, seeming hollow or skeletal.

Example: The bonyness of her argument was evident; it lacked any substantial evidence or logical reasoning.

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