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gawky

adjective uk   /ˈɡɔː.ki/ us    /ˈɡɑː-/ informal
tall and awkward: a gawky teenager
Translations of “gawky”
in Spanish desgarbado…
in French gauche…
in German unbeholfen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 高而笨手笨腳的, 又高又笨拙的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 高而笨手笨脚的, 又高又笨拙的…
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