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Word: ungainly

Definition: (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument


Sentences Containing 'ungainly'

How surprised must the fishes be to see this ungainly visitor from another sphere speeding his way amid their schools!
It was a sight to see the figure Don Quixote made, long, lank, lean, and yellow, his garments clinging tight to him, ungainly, and above all anything but agile.
Its back was corrugated and ornamented with ungainly bosses, and a greenish incrustation blotched it here and there.
Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me.
'At any rate,' observed Uriah, with a writhe of his ungainly person, 'we may keep the door shut.
'Thank you, Miss Trotwood,' said Uriah, writhing in his ungainly manner, 'for your good opinion!
This whale is not dead; he is only dispirited; out of sorts, perhaps; hypochondriac; and so supine, that the hinges of his jaw have relaxed, leaving him there in that ungainly sort of plight, a reproach to all his tribe, who must, no doubt, imprecate lock-jaws upon him.
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