Etymology
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gainly (adj.)

"well-formed and agile," 1886, probably a back-formation from ungainly. Earlier "ready, prompt" (1620s), from gain (n.).

updated on February 04, 2015

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Definitions of gainly from WordNet

gainly (adj.)
graceful and pleasing;
gainly conduct
a gainly youth with dark hair and eyes
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