American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Tall, thin, and ungainly. See Synonyms at lean2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat lank; tending to or characteristic. of lankness or leanness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Somewhat lank; tall, thin, bony and ungraceful.
- adj. tall and thin and having long slender limbs
- adj. tall and thin
“When hit by major recoil I move hardly at all, but Heavey, being tall and lanky, is flung about like a rag doll.”
“He\'s been described as lanky and somewhat awkward, but TJ\'s sandy-hair and freckles make him a dreamy, how should I say ... dork.”
“Though tall, he was too well built to be called lanky, and showed that he possessed both strength and activity.”
“Evan is tall and lanky, which is perfect for the quickstep.”
“For those of you with long memories, you may recall a lanky, genial Australian weatherman turned talk show host named Gordon Elliot.”
“The robber was described as a lanky white man in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall.”
“Yeah, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine was a good pick besides him being tall and kind of lanky, but even that wasn't Singer's first pick for the role.”
“He is a tall young man, -- "lanky," as she has herself expressed him, -- with thick brown hair, closely cropped.”
“I was slightly nervous about meeting Sammy but once I saw him it was fine, he’s Australian and kind of lanky and nerdy and totally casual and laid back, so that was no problem.”
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words for shape
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Loved for their ingenuity, an exact description, or simply for the pure joy of it.
Describing appearance and physique. More quantitative than qualitative/comparative. Can be used to sum a person up one-wordedly. (Still working on the definition of what I want in this list.)
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Words I should learn/I want to learn/I just learned, with a quotation to help the medicine go down.
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words I use in my writing to paint pictures.
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