Tall vs Gangling - What's the difference?
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.
(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.
* (of a person) short
* (of a building) short, low, low-rise
* stand tall
* tall in the saddle
* tall order
* tall story
* tall tale
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Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
- A gangling teenager.
(nonce, nonstandard) A member of a gang.
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- "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.