Definition of Ungainly

1. Adjective. Lacking grace in movement or posture. "Heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

Exact synonyms: Clumsy, Clunky, Gawky, Unwieldy
Similar to: Awkward
Derivative terms: Clumsiness, Gawk, Gawkiness, Ungainliness



2. Adjective. Difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape. "The cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"
Exact synonyms: Awkward, Bunglesome, Clumsy
Similar to: Unmanageable, Unwieldy
Derivative terms: Awkwardness

Definition of Ungainly

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

2. adv. In an ungainly manner.

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

4. adv. In an ungainly manner.

Definition of Ungainly

1. Adjective. clumsy; lacking grace. ¹

2. Adjective. difficult to move or to manage; unwieldy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ungainly

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ungainly

unfussiness
unfussy
unfuturistic
unfuzzy
ung
ungabled
ungag
ungagged
ungagging
ungags
ungain
ungainlier
ungainliest
ungainliness
ungainlinesses
ungainly (current term)
ungainsaid
ungainsayable
ungaitered
ungallant
ungallantly
ungallantries
ungallantry
ungalled
ungalvanised
ungalvanized
ungapped
ungarbed
ungarble
ungarbled

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