gawky gawky  /ˈɡɔ ki/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking grace in movement or posture

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Usage(s):

  1. Doffing an ill-fitting outfit not unlike the gawky, scrawny look of Steve Ditko's original Spider-Man, Andy, assisted by Louis, goes around looking for trouble.
  2. Medialdea is a modest man, but as he watches the gawky birds poke through the water for food, he beams.
  3. His wife brought big-time Society to gawky, brash Chicago.

News

  • HBO Announces Premiere Dates for Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound & Down, More

    HBO Announces Premiere Dates for Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound & Down, More Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:19 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2013 The cable network also announced that new comedy series Hello Ladies, which stars Stephen Merchant as a gawky ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  1. "It was definitely a mean thing," Elson tells Spinner. "I take it now as a compliment, but at 14, it's not cool to be the scrawny ghost who walks. The connotation of that as a teenager was, you're really pale, you're really gawky -- you're a...
    on May 25, 2010 By: Karen Elson Source: Spinner

  2. In yesterday's New York Times, chief critic Ben Brantley wrote that "the show and its characters are gawky, sincere, tentative, self-contradictory and given to home truths that are expounded on as if they were discoveries of new planets. This means...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Ben Brantley Source: Washington Post

  3. "She was a 15-year-old girl when she came. A little bit gangly and gawky," explains Orser. "Although she had all the jumps, spins and footwork, she didn't have the talent she has now. It was a blank canvas."
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Brian Orser Source: Channel News Asia

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