Definitions for ungainlyʌnˈgeɪn li

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy(adj)

    lacking grace in movement or posture

    "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

  2. awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly(adj)

    difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

    "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"

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  1. ungainly(Adjective)

    clumsy; lacking grace.

  2. ungainly(Adjective)

    difficult to move or to manage; unwieldy.

  3. Origin: From un- + gegn + -ly.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ungainly(adj)

    not gainly; not expert or dexterous; clumsy; awkward; uncouth; as, an ungainly strut in walking

  2. Ungainly(adj)

    unsuitable; unprofitable

  3. Ungainly(adverb)

    in an ungainly manner

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