Examples of gawky in a Sentence
the stiff, gawky gait of a newborn colt
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As Plumb, Pappas is awkward but likable in the lead role, and her gawky charm works well with the film’s quirky approach to its story.
Mr. Klein’s models were barely contained by their Calvins, courting scandal and the occasional recall; Mr. Simons’s are gawky in the European high-fashion style, and barely fill theirs out.
Like the scrawny, sixth-round pick out of Michigan, with the gawky 40-yard dash and the chip on his shoulder.
Eva Löbau plays a gawky 27-year-old teacher who arrives at a new job ready to show off her progressive pedagogical methods.
Photographer Greg Kahn made four trips to Havana and several other Cuban cities to photograph the country's gawky arrival to modern global culture.
The D5100 is also lighter (560g vs. 611g with battery) and smaller, looking less tall and gawky than before.
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Synonymsawkward, gawkish, clumsy, graceless, klutzy, uncoordinated, ungainly
Related Wordsgalumphing, larruping [dialect], lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, shambling, shuffling, unsteady, wobbly (also wabbly)
Near Antonymslight, light-footed (also light-foot), lissome (also lissom), lithe, nimble, sure-footed
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