1. [ adjective ] sounding as if the nose were pinched
Synonyms: nasal adenoidal

"a whining nasal voice"

Related terms: high
2. [ adjective ] very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Synonyms: gaunt bony emaciated haggard cadaverous wasted skeletal

"emaciated bony hands" "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys" "eyes were haggard and cavernous" "small pinched faces" kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

Related terms: thin
3. [ adjective ] not having enough money to pay for necessities
Synonyms: impecunious in_straitened_circumstances penniless penurious hard_up
Related terms: poor
4. [ adjective ] as if squeezed uncomfortably tight

"her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"

Related terms: constricted
Similar spelling:   Pinctada