- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus) Ant., stalwart.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. spindly, lanky, rangy, gangly; see thin 2 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.lanky, tall, thin, awkward, skinny, spindly, rangy, loosely built.ANT.: husky, stout, brawny, obeseIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Tall, thin, and awkwardly built: gangly, lanky, rangy, spindling, spindly. See FAT.
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gangling — by 1812, a frequentative of GANG (Cf. gang) in some sense involving looseness. GANGLING. Tall, slender, delicate, generally applied to plants. Warw. [James O. Halliwell, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1846] … Etymology dictionary
Gängling — Gängling, s. Aland (Fisch) … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
gangling — [ˈgæŋglɪŋ] or gangly [ˈgæŋgli] adj very tall and thin, and not graceful … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
gangling — [adj] rangy awkward, bony, gawky, lanky, leggy, long legged, long limbed, lumbering, skinny, spindly, tall, thin; concepts 490,491 … New thesaurus
gangling — (also gangly) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person) tall, thin, and awkward. ORIGIN Old Norse … English terms dictionary
gangling — [gaŋ′gliŋ] adj. [? altered (? infl. by DANGLE) < GANGREL, in obs. sense, “lanky person”] thin, tall, and awkward; of loose, lanky build: also gangly … English World dictionary
gangling — [[t]gæ̱ŋglɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Gangling is used to describe a young person, especially a man, who is tall, thin, and clumsy in their movements. His gangling, awkward gait has earned him the name Spiderman. ...his gangling, bony frame … English dictionary
gangling — /gang gling/, adj. awkwardly tall and spindly; lank and loosely built. Also, gangly. [1800 10; akin to obs. gangrel gangling person; cf. GANG1] * * * … Universalium
gangling — adj. Gangling is used with these nouns: ↑youth … Collocations dictionary
gangling — gan|gling [ˈgæŋglıŋ] adj [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from Scottish English gangrel wanderer, tall thin person (14 20 centuries)] unusually tall and thin, and not able to move gracefully = ↑lanky ▪ an awkward gangling teenager … Dictionary of contemporary English
gangling — adjective unusually tall and thin, and not at all graceful in the way you move: an awkward gangling teenager … Longman dictionary of contemporary English