Gainly
Gainly Gain"ly, adv. [See {Gain}, a.] Handily; readily; dexterously; advantageously. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

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  • gainly — [gān′lē] adj. gainlier, gainliest [ME geinli < gein, convenient, ready < ON gegn, straight, fit] shapely and graceful; comely gainliness n …   English World dictionary

  • gainly — adjective graceful and pleasing gainly conduct a gainly youth with dark hair and eyes • Similar to: ↑graceful …   Useful english dictionary

  • gainly — gainliness, n. /gayn lee/, adj. graceful; comely; handsome. [1850 55; prob. back formation from UNGAINLY] * * * …   Universalium

  • gainly — adjective Graceful; handsome …   Wiktionary

  • gainly — adj. graceful, attractive, handsome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gainly — laying …   Anagrams dictionary

  • gainly — gain·ly …   English syllables

  • laying — gainly …   Anagrams dictionary

  • ungainly — ungainliness, n. /un gayn lee/, adj., ungainlier, liest, adv. adj. 1. not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy: an ungainly child; an ungainly prose style. adv. 2. in an awkward manner. [1150 1200; (adv.) ME ungeinliche, equiv. to un UN 1 + later… …   Universalium

  • Ungainly — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not gainly; not expert or dexterous; clumsy; awkward; uncouth; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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