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.
It's the story of a pair of gawky West Lothian teenagers - Johnno and Spanner - whose lives are set to move in different directions.
Iffy Onuora headed up the youth department at Swindon Town when in 2005 a ''gawky'' teenage Jutkiewicz turned up at the County Ground having left the Southampton academy.
He's had five marriages now, but we first met him as a gawky teen - with no idea of the love troubles ahead.
This story offers a nuanced telling of events that highlights the differences between how a pretty black girl and a gawky white boy both deal and are dealt with by the same universe.
Ahmed Best provided the voice and motion capture for the gawky CGI alien in the Star Wars prequels, beginning with 1999's The Phantom Menace.
"As a kid, I felt pretty gawky and hunched over a lot so I wouldn't stand out."