Synonyms for Bony:


all (adjective)
gangling (adjective)
lank (adjective)
all skin and bones, thin as a rail, Fleshless.
of or like bone (adjective)
osseous, skeletal, hard, anatomical.
thin (adjective)
gaunt, lean, emaciated, anorexic.
wasted (adjective)


anatomical, anatomy, body, formative, arm, carapace, structural, capsule, belly, hard, blowhole, antler. flyblown, Skinless, jerk, boneless, jellied, meaty, tough. bony (noun)
boney, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, osteal, pinched, strong-boned, boned, lean, bonelike, osseous, skeletal, bone, haggard, thin, wasted.
of or like bone (noun)
formative, structural, osseous, anatomical, hard, osteal, skeletal.
thin (noun)

Other synonyms:

antler, meaty, jellied, Fleshless, Skinless, twiggy, anatomical, carapace. blowhole, capsule, flyblown, lank, rawboned, angular, slim, jerk, slender. arm, belly, anatomy. body. tough. lean
lean, lanky.
thin, meager.
Other relevant words:
arm, flyblown, twiggy, antler, anatomy, slim, thin as a rail, carapace, capsule, lanky, body, anatomical, gangling, meaty, structural, Skinless, jerk, rawboned, formative, jellied, spare, boneless, anorexic, lank, tough, slender, meager, angular, Fleshless, all skin and bones, belly, blowhole, hard.

Usage examples for bony

  1. He held out, as he spoke, his long, white, bony right hand. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  2. Miss Laura Hinkle leaned forward and shook a bony finger almost under my chin. – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  3. Donnegan merely watched the colonel and tapped his bony finger against the point of his chin. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand