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ungainly (adj.)

1610s, "unfit, improper," from Middle English ungeinliche, from ungein (late 14c.) "inconvenient, disagreeable, troublesome," from un- (1) "not" + gein "kind, helpful; reliable; beneficial; suitable, appropriate; convenient," from Old Norse gegn "straight, direct, helpful," from Proto-Germanic *gagina "against" (see again). Old English had ungænge "useless, vain."

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Definitions of ungainly

ungainly (adj.)
lacking grace in movement or posture;
what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
Synonyms: gawky / clumsy / clunky / unwieldy
ungainly (adj.)
difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape;
the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl
Synonyms: awkward / bunglesome / clumsy
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