gangly


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gan·gly

 (găng′glē)
adj. gan·gli·er, gan·gli·est
Gangling.

[Alteration of gangling.]

gan•gling

(ˈgæŋ glɪŋ)

also gangly



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

gangly

adjective
Tall, thin, and awkwardly built:
Translations

gangly

[ˈgæŋgli] adj (= gangling) → dégingandé(e)
References in classic literature ?
A rangy, gangly, Scandinavian youth of a sailor, droop-shouldered, six feet six and slender as a lath, with pallid eyes of palest blue and skin and hair attuned to the same colour scheme, joined Kwaque in his work.
Dag Daughtry, who had kept always foot-loose and never married, surveyed the boat-load of his responsibilities to which he was anchored--Kwaque, the Black Papuan monstrosity whom he had saved from the bellies of his fellows; Ah Moy, the little old sea-cook whose age was problematical only by decades; the Ancient Mariner, the dignified, the beloved, and the respected; gangly Big John, the youthful Scandinavian with the inches of a giant and the mind of a child; Killeny Boy, the wonder of dogs; Scraps, the outrageously silly and fat-rolling puppy; Cocky, the white- feathered mite of life, imperious as a steel-blade and wheedlingly seductive as a charming child; and even the forecastle cat, the lithe and tawny slayer of rats, sheltering between the legs of Ah Moy.
Set against the backdrop of the 1968 presidential election (cue political as well as genre references) in the town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, three high-school outcasts - would-be writer Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti), shy and gangly Auggie (Gabriel Rush) and feisty Chuck (Austin Zajur) - team with drifter Ramon (Michael Garza) to escape a gang of drunk jocks, but end up hiding in a spooky abandoned house, once the home of a supposed child-murderer/ writer named Sarah Bellows.
Set against the backdrop of the 1968 presidential election (cue political as well as genre references) in the town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, three high-school outcasts - would-be writer Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti); shy and gangly Auggie (Gabriel Rush) and feisty Chuck (Austin Zajur) - team with drifter Ramon (Michael Garza) to escape a drunk gang of jocks, but end up hiding in spooky abandoned house, once the home of a supposed child-murderer/writer named Sarah Bellows.
Wazito are credited with helping nurture Pistone Mutamba, the gangly forward who has been called up several times Harambee Stars by coach Sebastian Migne.
Her mom has run away to Mexico; her dad is dating her English teacher; the mean girls have invaded her sacred pool space; her former boyfriend keeps messing with her heart; and a gangly freshman might want to be her new boyfriend.
The chubby-faced five-year-olds who started P1 are now gangly pre-teens, too old to hold mum's hand, too young for acne.
They're gangly, warty, bumpy, bristly, spotty, stinky--people call them the Ugly Five ...
THE ONLY WAY IS UP In a few short years Keane has gone from gangly youth to a PS25m England defender
Still, not until one hunched down on all fours, lowered its gangly mane and then charged did we see not furry but fury,
Many years ago in the dim, dark mid-70s I was walking along a corridor when a tall gangly youth backed out of a classroom with his elbows, for some reason, sticking out at shoulder level.
From a gangly winger, Reyes has converted Perez to a point guard, giving the 22-year-old playmaking responsibilities together with Mike Tolomia and Ed Daquioag as the team competes in the continental meet from September 9 to 18.