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gan·gling

 (găng′glĭng)
adj.
Awkwardly tall or long-limbed; rangy: gangling adolescents.

[Perhaps from dialectal gang, to go, from Middle English gangen, from Old English gangan.]

gangling

(ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ) or

gangly

adj
tall, lanky, and awkward in movement
[perhaps related to gangrel; see gang2]

gan•gling

(ˈgæŋ glɪŋ)

also gangly



adj.
awkwardly tall and spindly; lank and loosely built.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gangling - 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.gangling - 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

gangling

gangly
adjective awkward, skinny, angular, lanky, rangy, rawboned, loose-jointed a gangling teenager dressed in jeans and trainers

gangling

adjective
Tall, thin, and awkwardly built:
Translations
طَويل وَهَزيل
čahounský
rangletspinkel
nyakigláb
renglulegur
ilgšisišstypėlis
izstīdzējisneveikls
vyhúknutý
leylek gibisırık gibi

gangling

[ˈgæŋglɪŋ] ADJ [youth] → larguirucho, desgarbado; [legs] → larguirucho, desproporcionado

gangling

[ˈgæŋglɪŋ] adjdégingandé(e)

gangling

gangling

[ˈgæŋglɪŋ] adjallampanato/a

gangling

(ˈgӕŋgliŋ) adjective
tall, very thin and usually awkward.
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The gangling lad, in leather shorts, with a scarf knotted round his neck, was visibly embarrassed by the interrogation but kept singing.
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The next game almost went the same way with the gangling Dane's impressive serves and smashes proving too hot to handle for the home favourite.
With Joseph tiring, Gabriel was recalled into action to replace the gangling Antiguan and the burly Trinidad and Tobago tearaway responded with two critical wickets in the space of three deliveries.
The series's beating heart is gangling, awkward Kanako Miyamae.
And the day Harry Elton screamed at Warren: "We're all but on the air, son," there was nothing the tall, gangling youth could do but break down in tears.
Prosecutor Paul Rowland said: "He was carrying a black belt wrapped around his right hand, with the buckle gangling loose.
Kirsty Stuart is grand as weary new mum Demi and Umar Malik is a hilariously convincing gangling nerd.
Sean Mackle's wonderful vision picked out Gault, whose shot was hoofed off the line by Jim Ervin, but the gangling midfielder followed up to poke home the rebound.