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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•gain•lyʌnˈgeɪn li(adj.; adv.)-li•er, li•est

  1. (adj.)not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy.

  2. (adv.)in an awkward manner.

Origin of ungainly:

1605–15; un -1+ obs. gainly proper, gracious, ME gaynlich, der. of geyn straight, well-disposed (< ON gegn straight, direct)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gawkiness, ungainliness(noun)

    the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant


  1. ungainliness(Noun)

    The state of being ungainly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ungainliness(noun)

    the state or quality of being ungainly; awkwardness

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