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]

Dictionary results for "ungainly"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.