Definition of gawky in English:

gawky

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Pronunciation: /ˈgɔːki
 
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adjective (gawkier, gawkiest)

Derivatives

gawkily

adverb
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  • Everybody had the impression that he molded her out of clay, although when you see her on a screen it seems impossible she was ever any different from how she is now: gawkily girlish, charmingly direct, unemphatically shrewd.
  • Snapping out of my stupor, I quickly turned around (hiding my by-now tomato-like face) and jammed the keys gawkily into the keyhole.
  • However, Meg approached him, and gave him a big hug, while Ryan shuffled his feet gawkily, staring at them from outside his shoes.

gawkiness

noun
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  • In the e-mail, I thought to myself, I would explicate my apparent teenage gawkiness from the previous day as the consequence of being mortifyingly embarrassed and hapless.
  • They are magnificent, but they have a certain gawkiness about them.
  • My adolescent hormones, gawkiness, acne, hair that refused to be tamed - all left me constantly on the verge of tears.

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