gawky


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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.
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.
Must be gawky, I should think,' is Rosa's quiet commentary.
He and his wife lived upstairs, and in the drawing and dining rooms, which had each French windows opening on the lawn, and all about the ground floor generally, Jessica, who was now a lean and lined and baldish but still very efficient and energetic old woman, kept her three cows and a multitude of gawky hens.
Behind him Razumihin strode in gawky and awkward, shamefaced and red as a peony, with an utterly crestfallen and ferocious expression.
Gawky Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke says the poor and unemployed must "change their behaviour.
She plays a gawky American teenager who discovers she's the heir to the throne of a European country.
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Avocado 9 Visor 10 Nifty 11 Termite 12 Era 13 Rifleman 16 Clock off 17 Lee 19 Chagrin 21 Trevi 22 Piece 23 Skittle DOWN: 1 Launder 2 Golf ball 3 Navy 4 Overleaf 5 Asti 6 Grieg 8 Out of bounds 13 Recorder 14 Ailments 15 Retired 18 Scope 20 Area 21 Trim QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Earth tremor 8 Sad 9 Wig 11 Trainer 12 Villa 13 Elm 14 Sew 15 Foolish 17 Pat 19 Oily 21 Well 23 Even 25 Glow 27 Not 29 Estuary 31 Eat 34 Are 36 Sleep 37 Stilton 38 Spa 39 Old 40 Starter home DOWN: 1 Earl 2 Adam 3 Tinfoil 4 Thrill 5 Elvis 6 Owls 7 Rile 8 Steep 10 Gawky 16 Hoe 18 Two 20 Inn 22 Ewe 24 Varnish 25 Guess 26 Pursue 28 Trend 30 Super 32 Alps 33 Teat 34 Atom 35 Role
I'd explained to her that once he hit the front he'd be twice as gawky as usual.
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