gawkiness


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  • noun

Synonyms for gawkiness

the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant

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And if you look twice at the Tattler pics it is clear that the Princess does have an odd gawkiness about her.
Insofar as she was concerned, if that remaking sometimes entailed garishness, gawkiness, and other excesses, as well as lots of rough edges--well, so be it.
That gawkiness soon vanished, replaced by an elegance and assurance that will once again pull in the audiences during a tour that brings her to St David's Hall in Cardiff and to the North Wales Theatre in Llandudno next month.
The passage is easily recognizable as the transposition of gestures pioneered by the likes of Rimbaud, Breton, or Cocteau into a contemporary American idiom (though we should also note the "overpolitely," the mark of a signature American gawkiness that runs throughout Clark's writing).
Having totally remodelled his once inelegant style, he has swapped that gawkiness for smooth finesse and now looks the finished article.
Although the bottle-blond teenager is still prone to lapse into Bambi on ice gawkiness and sometimes displays a glaring lack of positional intuition, he is clearly a talent of rich potential.
There is a gawkiness to Le Dressay's diction, and this is not at all meant as a criticism.
Her would-be Pavlova has the touching gawkiness of a ten-year-old; part clown, part Barbie doll, she spins and falls and does little ballet steps, weaving in and out of a beam of white, star-making light (by David Fritz and Jay Ryan).
She arrived in the Washington fishbowl three years ago with a Forth Bridge of braces in her mouth and the gawkiness of a girl in her first teenage year.
Brown's eye for accuracy and his detailed descriptions bring to life the sandy Long Island setting of the novel, and his often humorous dialogue perfectly captures the gawkiness, comedy, complexity and sometimes tragedy of coming of age during the "wonder years.