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adjective as in gangling

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The daughter’s love interest and a gangly goofball who has little to do with the main family unit form an unlikely comedic duo.

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The Bucks are the only home that Antetokounmpo has known during his seven NBA seasons, and they have overseen his development from a gangly teenager to basketball’s most physically imposing superstar.

Like Jasu, her gangly Pakistani friend, Usama, shares these concerns.

In this Newcastle Brown Ale ad, gangly British comedian Stephen Merchant posits, ‘What if the Brits won the Revolutionary War?’

Smith is pale and gangly, sporting a flop of dirty blond hair and a strikingly deep voice.

He has become an unlikely sex symbol, in all his gangly nerdiness (and early freaky roles like The Fly).

But its body, from the shoulders down, remained gangly and feeble.

The professor was probably 40, but looked hardly older than Jim, and was built along the same tall and gangly lines.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gangly, such as: awkward, bony, gawky, lanky, leggy, and rangy.

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