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What does "Ungainly" mean?

Definition

(a.) Not gainly; not expert or dexterous; clumsy; awkward; uncouth; as, an ungainly strut in walking (a.) Unsuitable; unprofitable (adv.) In an ungainly manner


Synonyms awkward, clumsy, unwieldy, clunky, gawky, unmanageable, bunglesome


Example: "The cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl" Example: "A gawky lad with long ungainly legs"


Word Family ungainlier, ungainliest, ungainliness