ungainly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ungainly
un(means NOT) + GAINly...a model who LACKS GRACE IN HER MOVEMENT OR IF SHE WALKS IN AN AWKWARD manner on the ramp, will NOT GAIN popularity.
un+ gain=> if u gain (increase) in weight then you cant(un) walk gracefully...
un - not, won't it be AWKWARD if you do NOT GAIN from something?
Gait is a manner of walk....UNGAINLY is to walk clumsily
Ungainly and rickety... someone who is unstable on their feet, clumsy.