Tall vs Gangling - What's the difference?

tall | gangling |


As adjectives the difference between tall and gangling

is that tall is (of a person) having a vertical extent greater than the average for example, somebody with a height of over 6 feet would generally be considered to be tall while gangling is awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.

As a noun gangling is

(nonce|nonstandard) a member of a gang.

tall

English

Adjective

(er)
  • (of a person) Having a vertical extent greater than the average. For example, somebody with a height of over 6 feet would generally be considered to be tall.
  • *
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  • Having its top a long way up; having a great vertical (and often greater than horizontal) extent; high.
  • (of a story) Hard to believe, such as a tall story or a tall tale.
  • (chiefly, US, of a cup of coffee) A cup of coffee smaller than grande, usually 8 ounces.
  • (obsolete) Obsequious; obedient.
  • (obsolete) Seemly; suitable; fitting, becoming, comely; attractive, handsome.
  • (obsolete) Bold; brave; courageous; valiant.
  • (archaic) Fine; proper; admirable; great; excellent.
  • Antonyms

    * (of a person) short * (of a building) short, low, low-rise

    Derived terms

    * stand tall * tall in the saddle * tall order * tall story * tall tale

    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.