AskDefine | Define gawky

Dictionary Definition

gawky adj : 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" [syn: clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy] [also: gawkiest, gawkier]

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. awkward, ungainly; lacking grace or dexterity in movement

Translations

awkward, ungainly

Synonyms

gauche, ungraceful

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

all thumbs, awkward, blunderheaded, blundering, bony, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cumbersome, fingers all thumbs, flat, flat-chested, fleshless, fumbling, gangling, gangly, gauche, gaunt, gawkish, graceless, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed, hulking, hulky, inelegant, lank, lanky, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking, left-hand, left-handed, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit, meager, oafish, ponderous, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, skeletal, skinny, sloppy, spare, spidery, spindling, spindly, splay, stiff, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed, twiggy, uncouth, undersized, underweight, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unwieldy
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