Definition of Gainly

1. Adjective. Graceful and pleasing. "A gainly youth with dark hair and eyes"

Similar to: Graceful



Definition of Gainly

1. adv. Handily; readily; dexterously; advantageously.

Definition of Gainly

1. Adjective. Graceful; handsome. ¹

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Definition of Gainly

1. graceful [adj -LIER, -LIEST] - See also: graceful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gainly

gainfully
gainfulness
gainfulnesses
gaingive
gaingiving
gaingivings
gaining
gaining control
gainings
gainless
gainlessly
gainlessness
gainlier
gainliest
gainliness
gainly (current term)
gainrace
gainrising
gains
gainsaid
gainsaw
gainsay
gainsayer
gainsayers
gainsaying
gainsays
gainsboro
gainset
gainsharing
gainshire

Literary usage of Gainly

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Well formed and agile; handsome: as, a gainly lad. [Rare, but common in the negative form ungainly.] He glent vpon syr Gawen, ..."

2. The British Essayists;: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"I was the other day walking with Jack gainly towards Lincoln's-inn walks: ... When I think of Jack gainly, I cannot but reflect also upon his sister Gatty. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"gainly and ungainly are not exactly synonymous in Scottish parlance with the English ... gainly is nearly obsolete in England; and ungainly merely signifies ..."

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