Gawky - Wordle 375 goes viral as the hardest challenge to date

The word 'gawky' has infuriated a number of Wordle fans as many failed to guess the uncommon word and ruined their streaks

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The word 'gawky' has frustrated players of wordle as many claim that this unfamiliar word should not have been included in the word challenge game.

Fans of Wordle are aware that the game makers love to throw in a few curveballs that will confuse players. Words such as droll, brinkawful, and homer, are all words that have caused anger from fans in the past, and the word 'gawky' has sparked just as much rage from fans of this game. 

Many took to social media to complain that Wordle 375 was one of the hardest wordle challenges to date, as many players ruined their streaks when they failed to correctly guess the answer to the challenge.

Phrazle takes Wordle to the next level, here a woman plays Wordle on her smartphone from the living room of her home using just three guesses

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"Wordle 375 X/6* F**K My first ever #Wordle fail!!! Well played, Wordle, that was a very good word. #DailyWordleClub," said one player.

"Wordle 375 X/6 Not bothered I didn’t get this one. Dumb word!" said another.

"I'll be honest, I didn't even know that was a word. No wonder Wordle 375 X is trending lol. Wordle 375 5/6," said another player who noticed that the whole world seemed to be struggling with this challenge.

Other players were insistent that 'gawky' isn't even a real word. "I don't normally post Wordle scores, but it's my first loss after 166 wins, and I'm genuinely convinced today's word isn't a word a modern human has ever actually uttered. Oh well! Wordle 375 X/6," said one player.

"Wordle 375 X/6 In 50+ years of reading, I don't recall ever coming across this word," said another.

Gawky meaning

Many people struggled to solve this wordle because they had simply never encountered the word 'gawky' before. If you were one of these individuals, don't worry! You are not alone! 

The meaning of the word 'gawky' is 'nervously awkward and ungainly.' Synonyms for this term are awkward, ungainly, inelegant, or graceless. To use this term in a sentence, you could say that 'the teenage boy was rather gawky.' It is a term that is most commonly applied to younger people, and those who are tall and thin and somewhat lanky.

If you struggled to solve this challenge and you want to improve, there are a number of Wordle hacks and Wordle tricks, that you can try out. There are also a number of wordle alternatives to try if you are in the mood for a different kind of challenge. 

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