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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: gainly 'proper, graceful, pleasing' (14-20 centuries), from gain 'direct, kind, useful' (10-19 centuries), from Old Norse gegn

ungainly

adjective
     
un‧gain‧ly
moving in a way that does not look graceful:
a tall ungainly teenager
ungainliness noun [uncountable]

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