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    ungainly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ungainly

    (adj) lacking grace in movement or posture
    Synonyms : clumsy , clunky , gawky , unwieldy
    Example Sentence
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
    (adj) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
    Synonyms : awkward , bunglesome , clumsy
    Example Sentence
    • an awkward bundle to carry
    • a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
    • clumsy wooden shoes
    • the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for 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

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un gain energy to walk so walking clumsy or awkward

Ungainly and rickety... someone who is unstable on their feet, clumsy.

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