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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.

gawky

(ˈɡɔːkɪ) or

gawkish

adj, gawkier or gawkiest
1. clumsy or ungainly; awkward
2. dialect West Yorkshire left-handed
ˈgawkily, ˈgawkishly adv
ˈgawkiness, ˈgawkishness n

gawk•y

(ˈgɔ ki)

also gawk′ish,



adj. gawk•i•er, gawk•i•est.
awkward; ungainly; clumsy.
[1715–25]
gawk′i•ly, gawk′ish•ly, adv.
gawk′i•ness, gawk′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gawky - lacking grace in movement or posturegawky - lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"

gawky

gawky

adjective
Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement:
Slang: klutzy.
Idiom: all thumbs.
Translations
أحْمَق، أخْرَق
nemotorný
kejtetklodset
slánalegur; kauîalegur
gramozdiškaskerėpliškas
lempīgsneveikls

gawky

[ˈgɔːkɪ] ADJ (gawkier (compar) (gawkiest (superl))) → desgarbado, torpe

gawky

[ˈgɔːki] adjdégingandé(e)

gawky

adj (+er) person, movementschlaksig, staksig (inf), → linkisch; animalunbeholfen, staksig (inf); appearanceunbeholfen

gawky

[ˈgɔːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → goffo/a, sgraziato/a

gawky

(ˈgoːki) adjective
(of a person) looking clumsy or awkward. She is tall and gawky.
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