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


awkward, ungainly


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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