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gawky

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having or showing an inability to move in a graceful manner
  • the stiff, gawky gait of a newborn colt

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gawky

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Synonyms of gawky (Entry 2 of 2)

as in lout, tyke

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The first known use of gawky was in 1759

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“Gawky.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gawky. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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