[ geyn-lee ]
/ ˈgeɪn li /
graceful; comely; handsome.
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Origin of gainly
First recorded in 1850–55; probably back formation from ungainly
OTHER WORDS FROM gainlygain·li·ness, noun
Words nearby gainly
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British Dictionary definitions for gainly
/ (ˈɡeɪnlɪ) obsolete, or dialect /
graceful or well-formed; shapely
conveniently or suitably
Derived forms of gainlygainliness, noun
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