adjective, un·gain·li·er, un·gain·li·est.
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Origin of ungainly
OTHER WORDS FROM ungainlyun·gain·li·ness, noun
Words nearby ungainly
Example sentences from the Web for ungainly
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