rangy

People who are rangy are tall and thin, with long arms and legs. You could describe a skinny young basketball player as rangy.

This adjective most often describes someone who's very tall and slim, or even a little gawky, like a teenager with big feet and long legs who hasn't finished growing and is awkward in their own body. More rarely, rangy means "tending, allowed, or allowing to roam," like a rangy stray dog or a wide, rangy field. It comes from the verb range, or "move freely over a wide area."

Definitions of rangy
  1. adjective
    tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    synonyms: gangling, gangly, lanky
    tall
    great in vertical dimension; high in stature
  2. adjective
    adapted to wandering or roaming
    Synonyms:
    mobile
    moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
  3. adjective
    allowing ample room for ranging
    Synonyms:
    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
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