Definition of ungainly:
rough, unskilful, unenviable, graceless, inept, fumbling, rude, ill-chosen, ill at ease, bunglesome, sticky, maladroit, cumbersome, klutzy, clumsy, clunky, uncouth, ability, boorish, uneasy, bungling, ungraceful, lumpish, bulky, easy, unhandy, awkward, inapt, unmanageable, gawky, embarrassing, incompetent, inexpert, unwieldy, clownish.
- "A Son of the Immortals", Louis Tracy.
- "Salute to Adventurers", John Buchan.
It is very natural, therefore, that parents should be anxious when they see that their child has some awkward or ungainly habit, some odd trick or gesture never noticed before, lest it should be the beginning of this tedious ailment.- "The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases", Charles West, M.D..