Definition Of gawky

adjective

nervously awkward and ungainly.

a gawky teenager

Example Of gawky

  • A gawky chap with a ponytail, rarely ever seen in a suit, he wanted to be different from those tough guys at the big anonymous corporate conglomerations.

  • And as usual, I turned into a goofy, gawky , tongue-tied idiot.

  • As a gawky , squawky teenager with no friends, desperate to distance herself from her parents, she took a part-time job in a library and devoured books, and not just the dirty ones either.

  • At that time I was a gawky 18-year-old, from a small town - unused to and unaware of the big sophisticated city.

  • Chris was nearly eighteen and though he was tall, filled out with spiky black hair and handsome features, he still felt awkward, gawky , and ugly.


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