You can never be too rich or too thin, but you certainly can be too gaunt. It means you look skinny like you're sick, not skinny like you have a personal nutritionist slapping your hand when you reach for a bonbon.

A good way to remember gaunt is that it rhymes with haunt, and gaunt people look pale, drawn, and wasted — like you'd expect a haunting ghost to appear. Another way to remember it is that g- + aunt is like great-aunt, and often when you appear to be gaunt you look like you're old — like your Great Aunt Mildred.

Definitions of gaunt

adj very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

“a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys”
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted
lean, thin
lacking excess flesh

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