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Dictionary definition for: Ungainly

1. (s) lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs" "clumsy fingers" "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is" "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

2. (s) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry" "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia" "clumsy wooden shoes" "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"

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