ungainly Definition

awkward; clumsy; not graceful.

Using ungainly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ungainly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The elephant moved in an ungainly manner.

  • Example

    She was an ungainly dancer.

  • Example

    He tried to hide his ungainly movements.

ungainly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for ungainly

Antonyms for ungainly


Summary: ungainly in Brief

The term 'ungainly' [ʌnˈɡeɪnli] refers to something that is awkward, clumsy, or not graceful. It is often used to describe movements or actions that are uncoordinated or difficult to perform, as in 'The elephant moved in an ungainly manner.' 'Ungainly' is the opposite of 'graceful' and 'nimble.'