What does the word ungainly mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Ungainliness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Lacking grace or ease; clumsy.

Usage examples for ungainly

  1. But across the swamp crawled an ungainly monster. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  2. Here there were no men to joke about his awkwardness and his ungainly height. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  3. Another with a pistol shot, that was a journalist, a great tall, ungainly fellow, like you, Herr Fischer. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
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