AskDefine | Define gangling

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gangling adj
1 tall and thin and having long slender limbs; "a gangling teenager"; "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man" [syn: gangly, lanky, rangy]
2 ungracefully tall and thin [syn: gangly, lanky]

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  1. Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bony, colossal, flat, flat-chested, fleshless, gangly, gaunt, gawky, giant, gigantic, lank, lanky, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking, leggy, lengthy, long, long-legged, meager, rangy, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, skeletal, skinny, spare, spidery, spindling, spindly, statuesque, tall, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed, twiggy, undersized, underweight
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