gangling vs rangy what difference

what is difference between gangling and rangy

English

Etymology 1

Perhaps from gangle, from the dialectal gang (to go, to walk, to proceed).

Adjective

gangling (comparative more gangling, superlative most gangling)

  1. Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
    A gangling teenager.
Related terms
  • gangly
  • lanky
  • rangy
Translations

Etymology 2

From gang +‎ -ling.

Noun

gangling (plural ganglings)

  1. (nonce word, nonstandard) A member of a gang.

Anagrams

  • naggling


English

Etymology

range +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪndʒi/

Adjective

rangy (comparative rangier, superlative rangiest)

  1. Slender and long of limb; lanky
    For an accountant, Robert had a rangy appearance.
    Her African violets weren’t getting enough sun and became rangy.
  2. Prone to roaming around.
    rangy cattle
  3. Having or permitting range or scope; roomy; commodious.

Synonyms

  • (lanky): gangling, gangly, lanky, leggy; see also Thesaurus:slender or Thesaurus:scrawny
  • (prone to roaming): free-roaming, nomadic, roving, wandersome
  • (permitting range): expansive, comfortable, commodious, convenient, roomy, spacious

Translations

Anagrams

  • angry

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