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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·gain·ly /-ˈgenli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·gain·ly, a.
 1. Not gainly; not expert or dexterous; clumsy; awkward; uncouth; as, an ungainly strut in walking.
    His ungainly figure and eccentric manners.   --Macaulay.
 2. Unsuitable; unprofitable. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·gain·ly, adv. In an ungainly manner.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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, 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,
      [also: ungainliest, ungainlier]