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What does "Ungainly" mean?


(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