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bony

bon·y

bony

pronunciation:
bo ni
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: bonier, boniest
definition 1: pertaining to or resembling a bone.
definition 2: having an internal skeletal system partly or wholly made up of bone.
definition 3: full of bones.
bony fish that is difficult to eat
definition 4: having protruding or visible bones; gaunt.
antonyms:
plump
similar words:
angular, gaunt, scrawny
derivation: boniness (n.)
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The word bony contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.