gawkiness


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gawk·y

 (gô′kē)
adj. gawk·i·er, gawk·i·est
Awkward; ungainly.

gawk′i·ly adv.
gawk′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gawkiness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant
clumsiness, awkwardness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
Translations

gawkiness

n (of person, movement)Schlaksigkeit f, → Staksigkeit f (inf); (of appearance)Unbeholfenheit f

gawkiness

[ˈgɔːkɪnɪs] ngoffaggine f
References in classic literature ?
How a young lover made ridiculous by the gawkiness of modern costume must envy the picturesque gallants of seventy years ago
There was an air of insouciant coolness in Matt Healy's gawkiness onstage.
The term's English-language gawkiness has not helped; mediatization sounds like the latest round of jargon one-upsmanship.
Lauren Morris overdoes Cherubino's gawkiness, though we can sympathise with a woman in a breeches role having to portray a boy impersonating a peasant girl; even I get confused.
And the only 'universal' element appeared to be my gawkiness - so the analogy rather falls down.
Adams provides Nelson with just the right mixture of enthusiasm, naivete and teen gawkiness that wins over not only the Steins but the audience, as well.
She is attracted to Guerrieri, who returns her interest, but her tentative approach is met with gawkiness on his part, and their relationship never develops: as if to say that her celibacy is not necessarily a question of personal choice or a convenient expedient, but a destiny she is forced to endure.
Her new sitcom - based on her Radio 2 series Miranda Hart's Joke Shop - trades on her gawkiness and the fact that, at 6ft 1in, she is often mistaken for a man.
While pimples and gawkiness, shyness and braces used to be a rite of passage, today's teens face a crucible of violence.
I was also the tallest girl in my class, and my gawkiness was made worse by a uniform and saddle shoes.
And if you look twice at the Tattler pics it is clear that the Princess does have an odd gawkiness about her.
Insofar as she was concerned, if that remaking sometimes entailed garishness, gawkiness, and other excesses, as well as lots of rough edges--well, so be it.