adjective, bon·i·er, bon·i·est.
Origin of bony
Related Words for bonyskeletal, skinny, scrawny, gaunt, emaciated, osseous, hard, ossified, anatomical, anorexic, lean, underweight
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Contemporary Examples of bony
And lest we think models are just bony arms and pretty faces, they frequently assure us that they are really, truly intelligent.Miranda Kerr & Karlie Kloss Suffer From Model Denial
June 19, 2014
A pair of giant, bony fish—one 18 feet long—have washed up on California beaches this week.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?
October 23, 2013
It reminded him of the man who had a poor old lean, bony, spavined horse, with swelled legs.Did Abraham Lincoln Actually Say That Obama Quote?
James M. Cornelius
September 8, 2012
Some were explicit, with messages written on them like that bony girl in the T-shirt.Pro-Anorexia, Thinspirational Images on Pinterest: Threat of Self-Harm
April 2, 2012
He may not be gregarious but Petraeus wields a bony and ascetic charm which he combines with practical intelligence.Petraeus, a Master of Spin
June 23, 2010
Historical Examples of bony
He closed his great, bony fist in unspeakable agony at the thought.Way of the Lawless
I am lean and bony and I've got a beak where I should have a nose.Her Father's Daughter
I looked in vain for the hands and feet of my ideal, large and bony.My Double Life
He was small and thin, with a bony face, already wrinkled at twenty-seven.His Masterpiece
He is a huge, bony Irishman, and somewhat restless in his sleep.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay