ungainliness
noun see ungainly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ungainliness — Un*gain li*ness, n. The state or quality of being ungainly; awkwardness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ungainliness — ungainly ► ADJECTIVE ▪ clumsy; awkward. DERIVATIVES ungainliness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete gainly «graceful», from an Old Norse word meaning straight …   English terms dictionary

  • ungainliness — See ungainly. * * * …   Universalium

  • ungainliness — noun The state of being ungainly …   Wiktionary

  • ungainliness — un·gain·li·ness || ÊŒn geɪnlɪnɪs n. uncouthness, gracelessness, inelegance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ungainliness — un·gain·li·ness …   English syllables

  • ungainliness — See: ungainly …   English dictionary

  • ungainliness — noun the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant • Syn: ↑gawkiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ungainly, ↑gawky (for: ↑gawkiness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english 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

  • gawkiness — noun the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant • Syn: ↑ungainliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ungainly (for: ↑ungainliness), ↑gawky • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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