Definition of Gawky

1. Adjective. Lacking grace in movement or posture. "Heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

Exact synonyms: Clumsy, Clunky, Ungainly, Unwieldy
Similar to: Awkward
Derivative terms: Clumsiness, Gawk, Gawkiness, Ungainliness



Definition of Gawky

1. a. Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.

Definition of Gawky

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gawky

1. awkward [adj GAWKIER, GAWKIEST] : GAWKILY [adv] / an awkward person [n GAWKIES] - See also: awkward

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gawky

gawker
gawkers
gawkers' block
gawkier
gawkies
gawkiest
gawkily
gawkiness
gawkinesses
gawking
gawkish
gawkishly
gawkishness
gawkishnesses
gawks
gawky (current term)
gawm
gawmless
gawn
gawns
gawntree
gawntrees
gawp
gawped
gawper
gawpers
gawping
gawpingly
gawps
gawpus

Literary usage of Gawky

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... frolicsome, gamesome, merrymaking, frivolous, jubilant. Antonyms: see BAD, SULLEN. 2. See BRIGHT. gawk. n. simpleton (contextual), clown, gawky, booby, ..."

2. Theatrical and Circus Life: Or, Secrets of the Stage, Green-room and Sawdust by John Joseph Jennings (1882)
"The trials and tribulations of the gawky young dramatist from the Sucker State is but a slightly exaggerated and ..."

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