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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishungainlyun‧gain‧ly /ʌnˈɡeɪnli/ adjective  CLUMSYmoving in a way that does not look graceful a tall ungainly teenagerungainliness noun [uncountable]
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ungainlyI felt old, fat, and ungainly.They were, in a word, ungainly.She was old, fat and ungainly, and had to struggle to get to her feet.It was ungainly, and slow, but the method worked.It was four feet tall, ungainly and untuned, and Clarisa was no musician.Dinosaurs were huge ungainly animals with tiny brains.What a relief I thought, that that ungainly thing was no longer needed by me.He had been an attractive youth, tall, rather ungainly, with a thatch of black hair.
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