Answer: awkward
Word Origin mid 17th century: from un-1 'not' + obsolete gainly 'graceful' based on Old Norse gegn 'straight'.
Scrabble Points: 12
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Ungainly definition is - lacking in smoothness or dexterity : clumsy. How to use ungainly in a sentence. Did you know?
17 synonyms of ungainly from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus plus 20 related words definitions and antonyms. Find another word for ungainly . Ungainly : difficult to use or operate especially because of size weight or design.
Ungainly definition not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy: an ungainly child; an ungainly prose style. See more.
ungainly adjectiveawkward clumsy inelegant lumbering slouching gawky uncouth gangling loutish uncoordinated ungraceful lubberlyPaul swam in his ungainly way to the side of the pool.
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