Dictionary    Maps    Thesaurus    Translate    Advanced >   


Tip: Click a synonym from the results below to see its synonyms.

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
all thumbs, awkward, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cumbersome, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed, hulking, hulky, inelegant, left-hand, left-handed, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit, oafish, ponderous, sloppy, splay, stiff, uncouth, ungraced, ungraceful, unhandy, unwieldy
Dictionary Results for ungainly:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
ungainly
    adj 1: 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" [syn: gawky, clumsy, clunky,
           ungainly, unwieldy]
    2: 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" [syn: awkward,
       bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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; as, an ungainly strut in walking.
      [1913 Webster]

            His ungainly figure and eccentric manners.
                                                  --Macaulay.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Unsuitable; unprofitable. [Obs.] --Hammond.
      [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Ungainly \Un*gain"ly\, adv.
   In an ungainly manner.
   [1913 Webster]

Common Misspellings >
Most Popular Searches: Define Misanthrope, Define Pulchritudinous, Define Happy, Define Veracity, Define Cornucopia, Define Almuerzo, Define Atresic, Define URL, Definitions Of Words, Definition Of Get Up, Definition Of Quid Pro Quo, Definition Of Irreconcilable Differences, Definition Of Word, Synonyms of Repetitive, Synonym Dictionary, Synonym Antonyms. See our main index and map index for more details.

©2011-2021 ZebraWords.com - Define Yourself - The Search for Meanings and Meaning Means I Mean. All content subject to terms and conditions as set out here. Contact Us, peruse our Privacy Policy