Gangling vs. Gangly - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Gangling (adjective)

    Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.

    "A gangling teenager."

  • Gangling (noun)

    A member of a gang.

  • Gangly (adjective)

    Tall and thin, especially so as to cause physical awkwardness.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Gangling (adjective)

    tall and thin and having long slender limbs;

    "a gangling teenager"

    "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"

  • Gangling (adjective)

    ungracefully tall and thin

  • Gangly (adjective)

    tall and thin and having long slender limbs;

    "a gangling teenager"

    "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"

  • Gangly (adjective)

    ungracefully tall and thin

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