Examples of gawky in a Sentence
the stiff, gawky gait of a newborn colt
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How else to explain the intimate, gawky tenderness with which the heads of the dead Christ and the man supporting him touch, almost in a kiss?
Comparisons were made to Barack Obama, on the basis that the two men both had a certain gawky charm and both appeared to inspire an enormous amount of hope.
As a way of raising funds for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Colbert and Kroll encouraged celebs to submit evidence of their most awkward teen stages, promising to donate $1,000 toward relief efforts for every star’s gawky photo.
Had Detective Jastrzembski encouraged the victim’s sister to misidentify the tall and gawky David Glenn for the short and squat Inmon Goggans?
Like the scrawny, sixth-round pick out of Michigan, with the gawky 40-yard dash and the chip on his shoulder.
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.
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.
Eva Löbau plays a gawky 27-year-old teacher who arrives at a new job ready to show off her progressive pedagogical methods.
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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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