Definition of gawkiness in US English:

gawkiness

noun

  • See gawky

    • ‘They are magnificent, but they have a certain gawkiness about them.’
    • ‘In the e-mail, I thought to myself, I would explicate my apparent teenage gawkiness from the previous day as the consequence of being mortifyingly embarrassed and hapless.’
    • ‘My adolescent hormones, gawkiness, acne, hair that refused to be tamed - all left me constantly on the verge of tears.’
    • ‘He also had brown hair and a slightly endearing gawkiness to him - he hadn't quite grown into his very long limbs yet.’
    • ‘The film captures an essential truth of adolescence, its simultaneous gawkiness and glory.’