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gangly

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of gangly

  1. being tall, thin and usually loose-jointed <a gangly teenager who was born to play varsity basketball> Synonyms gangling, lanky, rangy, spindling, spindlyRelated Words angular, bony (also boney), gaunt, lank, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, skinny; lean, slender, slim, spare, thin; racy, reedy, spidery, stringy, twiggy, waspish, weedy, willowy, wiry; spindle-legged, spindle-shankedNear Antonyms beefy, bulky, chubby, chunky, heavyset, pudgy, squat, stocky, stout, stubby, stumpy, sturdy, thick-bodied, thickset, weighty; muscle-bound; corpulent, fat, fleshy, full, gross, obese, overweight, plump, portly, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby




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