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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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