Synonyms for Emaciated:


cadaverous (adjective)
cadaverous, death-like, pallid, sickly, pale, sallow, skin and bones, bloodless, haggard, corpse-like, wan, ashen, gaunt.
hungry (adjective)
undernourished; thin (adjective)
gaunt, pinched, lean, starved, skinny, scrawny, haggard, wasted, skeletal, anorexic, cadaverous, bony.
wasted (adjective)


gangling, be (all) skin and bone(s), scrawny, lanky, skinny, underweight, anorexic. skin and bones, tired, shrunken, better. emaciated (noun)
cadaverous, pinched, lean, wasted, thin, bony, gaunt, skeletal, haggard.
gaunt (noun)

Other synonyms:

scrawny, underweight, lanky, gangling. skinny, shrunken. anorexic. thin
Other relevant words:
gangling, anorexic, tired, skeletal, pinched, better, scrawny, shrunken, skin and bones, lean, lanky, bony, underweight, skinny, wasted, starved, thin.

Usage examples for emaciated

  1. Do you not see his emaciated face? – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  2. In a chair, with a pillow pressed in at her back for a support, sat a pale, emaciated woman, whose large, bright eyes looked up eagerly, and in a kind of hopeful surprise, at so unexpected a visitor as the lady who came in with the doctor. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur