(adjective, verb)


1. sounding as if the nose were pinched

Similar word(s): high, adenoidal, nasal

2. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

- small pinched faces

Similar word(s): lean, thin, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, skeletal, wasted

3. not having enough money to pay for necessities

Similar word(s): poor, impecunious, penniless, penurious

4. as if squeezed uncomfortably tight

- her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her

Similar word(s): constricted


1. simple past tense and past participle of pinch