[ UK /ɡˈɔːki/ ]
[ US /ˈɡɔki/ ]
[ US /ˈɡɔki/ ]
lacking grace in movement or posture
a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
How To Use gawky In A Sentence
- Since I was an awkward teenager who was built like a twig with hips and growing out a perm from the part of the '90s that wouldn't let the' 80s die, you can imagine how excellent things like stretch jeans -- now called "jeggings" -- looked on my gawky, unevenly developing frame. Jamie Frevele: A Second Chance at the '90s!
- Two gawky, pimply, vaguely punky teenage guys are talking to two gawky, pimply, vaguely punky teenage girls.
- The new computer model has sloped geeky shoulders and a long gawky neck.
- Are you prepared to wait while a gawky young subject grows to maturity and the stature your composition requires? The Education of a Gardener
- So I went out for lunch today with a group of friends and their friends and was disturbed to find myself feeling defensive and edgy which dragged me back about ten years to gawky teenage years of perpetual embarrassment.
- Lee is full of adolescent pride - gawky, gormless and increasingly angry.
- Elle magazine, whose then editor, Sally Brampton, later recalled the gawky teenager as Mail & Guardian Online
- And as usual, I turned into a goofy, gawky, tongue-tied idiot.
- With all the excitable glee of a slightly gawky teenager, she waves the bouquet above her head, showing it off to the rest of us like a trophy, the years visibly slipping away.
- She constantly insisted that her height and slender limbs made her gawky and awkward, and for lack of a mirror had never seen the large blue eyes that were so captivating.