Gawkiest
Gawky Gawk"y (g[add]k"[y^]), a. [Compar. {Gawkier} (g[add]k"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Gawkiest}.] Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gawkiest — gawk·y || gɔːkɪ adj. awkward, clumsy, oafish, loutish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gawkier — Gawky Gawk y (g[add]k [y^]), a. [Compar. {Gawkier} (g[add]k [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Gawkiest}.] Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gawky — Gawk y (g[add]k [y^]), a. [Compar. {Gawkier} (g[add]k [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Gawkiest}.] Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gawky — gawkily, gawkishly, adv. gawkiness, gawkishness, n. /gaw kee/, adj., gawkier, gawkiest. awkward; ungainly; clumsy. Also, gawkish /gaw kish/. [1715 25; GAWK + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gawky — adjective (gawkier, gawkiest) nervously awkward and ungainly. Derivatives gawkily adverb gawkiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • gawky — UK [ˈɡɔːkɪ] / US [ˈɡɔkɪ] adjective Word forms gawky : adjective gawky comparative gawkier superlative gawkiest tall and thin, and moving in a way that does not seem graceful or comfortable Derived word: gawkiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • gawky — /ˈgɔki / (say gawkee) adjective (gawkier, gawkiest) awkward; ungainly; clumsy. –gawkily, adverb –gawkiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • gawkily — gawky ► ADJECTIVE (gawkier, gawkiest) ▪ nervously awkward and ungainly. DERIVATIVES gawkily adverb gawkiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • gawkiness — gawky ► ADJECTIVE (gawkier, gawkiest) ▪ nervously awkward and ungainly. DERIVATIVES gawkily adverb gawkiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • gawky — ► ADJECTIVE (gawkier, gawkiest) ▪ nervously awkward and ungainly. DERIVATIVES gawkily adverb gawkiness noun …   English terms dictionary

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