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gawkiness

See definition of gawkiness on Dictionary.com
  • as inartlessness
  • as inawkwardness

synonyms for gawkiness

  • awkwardness
  • clumsiness
  • crudeness
  • gracelessness
  • inelegance
  • ineptitude
  • uncoordination
  • ignorance
  • ineptitude
  • amateurishness
  • artlessness
  • boorishness
  • coarseness
  • crudeness
  • gracelessness
  • greenness
  • inability
  • incompetence
  • ineptness
  • maladroitness
  • rudeness
  • tactlessness
  • uncouthness
  • ungainliness
  • unskillfulness
  • cloddishness
  • inexpertness
  • oafishness
  • uncoordination
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antonyms for gawkiness

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  • coordination
  • experience
  • grace
  • sophistication
  • politeness
  • sophistication
  • artfulness
  • cleverness
  • convenience
  • dexterity
  • ease
  • easiness
  • elegance
  • grace
  • handiness
  • skill
  • straightforwardness
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How to use gawkiness in a sentence

But in place of gawkiness and grunts, the golden virtue of silence, and the conscious pride of natural dignity.
ISLAM HER MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUEARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
How a young lover made ridiculous by the gawkiness of modern costume must envy the picturesque gallants of seventy years ago!
IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOWJEROME K. JEROME
In another year he would doubtless lose all his gawkiness and become quite a gallant.
A LOVE EPISODEEMILE ZOLA
And it was only a certain gaucherie, a gawkiness on Anna's part that irritated her against the girl.
THE RAINBOWD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
Now she had an attractive gawkiness, as she hung a moment, not knowing how to carry her shoulders.
THE RAINBOWD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
Could it be that her very gawkiness and frank simplicity were the result not of bucolic nature, but of dissimulation?
ANYTHING ONCEDOUGLAS GRANT
As it turned out, the minister's wife did most of the talking, smiling good-humouredly at country gawkiness the while.
A WINDOW IN THRUMSJ. M. BARRIE
It's "raw-bone" and gawkiness has swept things before it, and has built up great things in all times.
HOW TO READ HUMAN NATUREWILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GAWKINESS

  • awkwardness
  • clumsiness
  • crudeness
  • gawkiness
  • gracelessness
  • inelegance
  • ineptitude
  • uncoordination
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.