Origin of ungainly
OTHER WORDS FROM ungainlyun·gain·li·ness, noun
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How to use ungainly in a sentence
As a result, the hulking yet ungainly construct toppled back and crashed to the ground.
What makes a runner’s movements seem beautiful is that they convey a sense of ease—maintaining that pace, you figure, must take less energy than a more awkward and ungainly runner would require.
Commission industry chief Thierry Breton pointed to the ungainly sight of multiple charging cables.In setback for Apple, EU plans one mobile charging port for email@example.com (Unknown)|September 23, 2021|TechCrunch
As ungainly as bison look, they can run at speeds of up to 30 miles an hour and jump a six-foot fence.The Ultimate Grand Teton National Park Travel Guide|Dina Mishev|April 7, 2021|Outside Online
A 36-story tower designed by Rafael Vinoly nicknamed the “walkie-talkie” curves outward as it rises, ungainly and jarring.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This ungainly man soon percolated in my own melancholic imagination.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I imagine he made an ungainly lunge at her, which she again rejected and which left her seriously upset.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer|John Suchet|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in their ungainly, old fashioned ways, books and records beat their digital equivalents in every category but convenience.New Pew Poll Finds That E-Books Are Booming but Print Holds Its Own|Malcolm Jones|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has lost some of its ungainly enthusiasm, its sloppy joy, its achingly self-conscious hipster attitude.
Presently his blunt ungainly head rose within ten feet of them.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Though ungainly in appearance and with no oratorical talent, he was witty and formidable in debate.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
It was a heavy ungainly looking object when finished, and it required much ingenuity on my part to launch it.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
Bob lay upon some sacks in an ungainly attitude, and the jolting had not broken his heavy sleep.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
Slowly rising from his seat was a figure as ungainly as the other had been elegant.The Rose of Old St. Louis|Mary Dillon