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Glen’s long arms and legs qualify as lanky, but his accomplishments, confidence, and clarity give him a muscular air of leadership.

The former Iowa State Cyclone and Chicago standout is 6-foot-4 and has lanky arms that lead to an impressive 7-foot-1 wingspan, making him a steal and deflection threat on defense and helping him to score quickly off the bench.

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Terrell was talented, already tall and lanky as a 10-year-old.

The lanky young man approached Mary saying he wanted to dance with her “in the worst way.”

When you are 6-foot-4 and describe yourself as “lanky as hell,” a Zoom date might not be a bad way to meet someone for the first time.

Letterman is a senior-citizen-aged lanky Midwesterner who is clever but never too edgy with his guests.

The lanky, scandal-scarred former Congressman and purveyor of the now colloquial sext, has lived and died by the tweet.

The Clintons were taking a gamble by embracing the lanky onetime long shot who now stepped up to take the oath.

The heads are the only large aspects of these characters; no one appears tall or lanky.

Yet it is no exaggeration to say this lanky Texan with prodigious talent fired a huge salvo in the thawing of the Cold War.

Even Tim, so fine and big, had in this homely, lanky man a rival well worth watching.

My lean and lanky form filled out, and I became familiar with the greeting of my friends: “Why, how well you look!”

Weston I had always known as a lanky man, but about his loosely fitting garments there had been an air of careless distinction.

The officer in charge assigns me to a machine occupied by a lanky prisoner in stripes.

I was one of those long, lanky, loose-jointed girls Who fool people into believing They are willowy and psychic and mysterious.


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On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lanky, such as: angular, gangly, gaunt, rangy, scrawny, and slender.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.