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lanky

lank·y

lanky

 
pronunciation:
laeng ki
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lankier, lankiest
definition: tall and thin to the point of awkwardness; rawboned.
A lanky adolescent may grow into a lean and graceful adult.
synonyms:
gangly, weedy
antonyms:
squat
similar words:
angular, bony, gaunt, gawky, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, spindly
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derivations: lankily (adv.), lankiness (n.)