Slender vs Gangling - What's the difference?

slender | gangling |


As adjectives the difference between slender and gangling

is that slender is thin; slim while gangling is awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.

As a noun gangling is

(nonce|nonstandard) a member of a gang.

slender

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Thin; slim.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=3 citation , passage=Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.}}
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    gangling

    English

    Etymology 1

    Perhaps from .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
  • A gangling teenager.

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nonce, nonstandard) A member of a gang.
  • * 2007 , Edward Estlin Cummings, Eimi :
  • "Well, we'll meet in New York and you can see what's left of me! Bon voyage" the ganglings smirked & just beyond Grand, bang into not — da.