ungainly


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ungainly \Un*gain"ly\, a. [OE. ungeinliche, adv., fr. ungein
   inconvenient; un- + Icel. gegn ready, serviceable; adv.,
   against, opposite. See Un- not, and Gain, a., Again.]
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   1. Not gainly; not expert or dexterous; clumsy; awkward;
      uncouth; as, an ungainly strut in walking.
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            His ungainly figure and eccentric manners.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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   2. Unsuitable; unprofitable. [Obs.] --Hammond.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ungainly \Un*gain"ly\, adv.
   In an ungainly manner.
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