lanky


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lank·y

 (lăng′kē)
adj. lank·i·er, lank·i·est
Tall, thin, and often ungainly. See Synonyms at lean2.

lank′i·ly adv.
lank′i·ness n.

lanky

(ˈlæŋkɪ)
adj, lankier or lankiest
tall, thin, and loose-jointed
ˈlankily adv
ˈlankiness n

lank•y

(ˈlæŋ ki)

adj. lank•i•er, lank•i•est.
ungracefully tall and thin: a lanky boy.
[1660–70]
lank′i•ly, adv.
lank′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lanky - tall and thin and having long slender limbs; "a gangling teenager"; "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"
tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
2.lanky - tall and thin
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

lanky

adjective gangling, thin, tall, spare, angular, gaunt, bony, weedy (informal), scrawny, rangy, scraggy, rawboned, loose-jointed He was six feet four, all lanky and leggy.
rounded, short, fat, muscular, plump, stout, burly, chubby, stocky, portly, rotund, sinewy, brawny

lanky

adjective
1. Tall, thin, and awkwardly built:
2. Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
Translations
طَوِيلٌ مَعْ هُزَالٌمُفْرِط في الطول والنَّحافَه
vytáhlý
ranglet
hintelähontelo
štrkljav
hár og grannur, mjósleginn
ひょろ長い
마르고 호리호리한
dungraatmagerslungelig
gänglig
ผอมโย่ง
sırık gibiupuzun ve ince
cao gầy

lanky

[ˈlæŋkɪ] ADJ (lankier (compar) (lankiest (superl))) [person] → larguirucho

lanky

[ˈlæŋki] adjgrand(e) et maigre, efflanqué(e)

lanky

adj (+er)schlaksig
n (inf)Lange(r) mf (inf)

lanky

[ˈlæŋkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → allampanato/a

lank

(lӕŋk) adjective
(of hair) straight, thin, and usually greasy.
ˈlanky adjective
thin, tall and not elegant. He is tall and lanky.
ˈlankiness noun

lanky

طَوِيلٌ مَعْ هُزَالٌ vytáhlý ranglet schlaksig ψηλόλιγνος desgarbado hintelä dégingandé štrkljav magro ひょろ長い 마르고 호리호리한 slungelig mager wychudzony desengonçado, magricela долговязый gänglig ผอมโย่ง sırık gibi cao gầy 瘦长的
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One long, lanky man, with long hair and a big white fur stovepipe hat on the back of his head, and a crooked-handled cane, marked out the places on the ground where Boggs stood and where Sherburn stood, and the people following him around from one place to t'other and watching everything he done, and bob- bing their heads to show they understood, and stoop- ing a little and resting their hands on their thighs to watch him mark the places on the ground with his cane; and then he stood up straight and stiff where Sherburn had stood, frowning and having his hat-brim down over his eyes, and sung out, "Boggs
George, a lanky boy of fourteen, did chores on neighboring farms, and the others, Samuel, Clara Belle, Susan, Elijah, and Elisha, went to school, when sufficiently clothed and not otherwise more pleasantly engaged.
There were white-tusked wild males, with fallen leaves and nuts and twigs lying in the wrinkles of their necks and the folds of their ears; fat, slow-footed she-elephants, with restless, little pinky black calves only three or four feet high running under their stomachs; young elephants with their tusks just beginning to show, and very proud of them; lanky, scraggy old-maid elephants, with their hollow anxious faces, and trunks like rough bark; savage old bull elephants, scarred from shoulder to flank with great weals and cuts of bygone fights, and the caked dirt of their solitary mud baths dropping from their shoulders; and there was one with a broken tusk and the marks of the full-stroke, the terrible drawing scrape, of a tiger's claws on his side.
When his armour was removed, there stood Don Quixote in his tight-fitting breeches and chamois doublet, lean, lanky, and long, with cheeks that seemed to be kissing each other inside; such a figure, that if the damsels waiting on him had not taken care to check their merriment (which was one of the particular directions their master and mistress had given them), they would have burst with laughter.
It was, then, into the midst of this tumult and disorder that our young man advanced with a beating heat, ranging his long rapier up his lanky leg, and keeping one hand on the edge of his cap, with that half-smile of the embarrassed a provincial who wishes to put on a good face.
She is as lanky as a plucked chicken in consumption, and, with Phaldoni (her servant), constitutes the entire staff of the establishment.
Cromwell is stout and short, and this man thin and lanky, rather tall than otherwise.
Tan, lanky, awkward fellows came in squads, and companies, and regiments, swaggering along, dressed in their brown homespun clothes and blue yarn stockings.
Then, raising his head, he attacked grumpily the steward, a lanky, anxious youth with a long, pale face and two big front teeth.
I got hold of him myself," drawled the American, rising and lazily stretching his lanky legs before the fire.
Snagsby whether he means Carrots, or the Colonel, or Gallows, or Young Chisel, or Terrier Tip, or Lanky, or the Brick.
They say that the long-nosed, lanky, dyspeptic-looking body-snatchers, with the indescribable hats on, and a long curl dangling down in front of each ear, are the old, familiar, self-righteous Pharisees we read of in the Scriptures.