Definition of Gangling

1. Adjective. Tall and thin and having long slender limbs. "A lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"

Exact synonyms: Gangly, Lanky, Rangy
Similar to: Tall
Derivative terms: Lankiness



2. Adjective. Tall and thin.
Exact synonyms: Gangly, Lanky
Similar to: Lean, Thin
Derivative terms: Lankiness

Definition of Gangling

1. Adjective. Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gangling

1. awkwardly tall and lanky [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gangling

gangliar
gangliate
gangliated
gangliated cord
gangliated nerve
gangliectomies
gangliectomy
ganglier
gangliest
gangliform
gangliitis
ganglike
gangline
ganglines
gangliness
gangling (current term)
ganglioblast
gangliocyte
gangliocytoma
ganglioform
ganglioglioma
gangliolysis
ganglioma
ganglion
ganglion cell
ganglion cells of dorsal spinal root
ganglion cells of retina
ganglion cervicale inferius
ganglion cervicale medium
ganglion cervicale superius

Literary usage of Gangling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1854 A loose, gangling figure like you, Sam, ought to see no great ... 1861 When that long, gangling form swings itself into the White House door. ..."

2. John Leech: His Life and Work by William Powell Frith (1891)
"I have never met with the word " gangling" " Two ' gangling ' YOUNG MEN." before ; is it an invention of Mr. Albert Smith's ? I can speak to the truth of ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"For some reason, the unlovely color and the gangling motion suggested a huge spider. Then the creature, reaching the summit, turned to face us in a bold and ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1854 A loose, gangling figure like you, Sam, ought to see no great ... 1861 When that long, gangling form swings itself into the White House door. ..."

5. John Leech: His Life and Work by William Powell Frith (1891)
"I have never met with the word " gangling" " Two ' gangling ' YOUNG MEN." before ; is it an invention of Mr. Albert Smith's ? I can speak to the truth of ..."

6. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"For some reason, the unlovely color and the gangling motion suggested a huge spider. Then the creature, reaching the summit, turned to face us in a bold and ..."

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