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Pronunciation : Un*gain"ly
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [OE. ungeinliche, adv., fr. ungein inconvenient; un- + Icel. gegn ready, serviceable; adv., against, opposite. See Un- not, and Gain, a., Again.]
Definition : 1. Not gainly; not expert or dexterous; clumsy; awkward; uncouth; as, an ungainly strut in walking. His ungainly figure and eccentric manners. Macaulay.

2. Unsuitable; unprofitable. [Obs.] Hammond.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Un*gain"ly
Part of Speech : adv.
Definition : Defn: In an ungainly manner.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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