AskDefine | Define ungainly

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ungainly adj
1 lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair" [syn: gawky, clumsy, clunky, unwieldy]
2 difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl" [syn: awkward, bunglesome, clumsy] [also: ungainliest, ungainlier]

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Adjective

  1. clumsy; lacking grace.
  2. difficult to move or to manage; unwieldy.

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