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.]


Not gainly; not expert or dexterous; clumsy; awkward; uncouth; as, an ungainly strut in walking.

His ungainly figure and eccentric manners. Macaulay.


Unsuitable; unprofitable.




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Un*gain"ly, adv.

In an ungainly manner.


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