gawky


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gawk·y

 (go′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. 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

Translations

gawky

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

gawky

[ˈgɔːki] adjdegingande(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.
References in classic literature ?
And never a rough in the assemblace--all nicely dressed fathers and mothers, young gentlemen and ladies and children; and plenty of university students and glittering officers; with here and there a gray professor, or a peaceful old lady with her knitting; and always a sprinkling of gawky foreigners.
To his left, back of the rows of citizens, was a spacious temporary platform upon which were seated the scholars who were to take part in the exercises of the evening; rows of small boys, washed and dressed to an intolerable state of discomfort; rows of gawky big boys; snowbanks of girls and young ladies clad in lawn and muslin and conspicuously conscious of their bare arms, their grand- mothers' ancient trinkets, their bits of pink and blue ribbon and the flowers in their hair.
He says you go along for hours not hearing when you are spoken to and acting like a gawky girl.