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gawkily (ˈɡɔːkɪlɪ)  or gawkishly



  1. awkwardly; in an ungainly way

gawky (ˈɡɔːkɪ Pronunciation for gawky or gawkish



Word forms:  gawkier,  gawkiest
  1. clumsy or ungainly; awkward
  2. (West Yorkshire, dialect) left-handed

Derived Forms

ˈgawkily, ˈgawkishly adverb
ˈgawkiness, ˈgawkishness noun

Example Sentences Including 'gawkily'

He had simply stood there, his face pale, sweating gawkily.
Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
To her own amazement she tugged her bra up and exposed her breasts, as gawkily as if she was an adolescent all over again.
Richard Francis PROSPECT HILL (2003)
Wendy, in miniskirt and knee-high boots, was all legs angling gawkily away from her chair like a calf's or faun's.
Richard Francis PROSPECT HILL (2003)


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