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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
lanky
Definition:
Somewhat lank.

Synonyms:

adjective
gangling
gangling, leggy, gangly, long-legged, Spindling, leggier, long-limbed.
lank
Fleshless, all skin and bones, thin as a rail, thin as rail.
long
faraway, outstretched, stretching, longish, protracted, spun out, far off, spread out.
narrow
fine, lean, narrow, scrawny, skeletal, skinny, slender, slim, tenuous, thin, tight, willowy.
rangy
reedy.
tall and thin
angular, attenuated, beanstalk, bony, broomstick, gangling, gangly, gaunt, lean, meager, rangy, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, slender, spare, spindly, stilt, stringy, twiggy, weedy, Extenuated, Spindling, beanpole.
noun
lanky
gangling, gangly, lean, rangy, tall, thin.
lean
bony.
Examples of usage:
  1. This was not so bad; but when a lanky, red- faced, leather- legged individual came in too he at once supplied with his wants, I began to get angry. – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  2. The man was a civilian, tall and lanky. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  3. " Wall, they ain't as good as they might be," confessed a lanky Texan, " if thar used careless an' git too hot. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  4. Almost instantly, it seemed, two of the others had returned and Norton was introducing them as " Ace," " Lanky," and " Weary." – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  5. Yet, when the lanky man's fingers closed on the butt of his gun, Loudon's six- shooter was in his hand. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White

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