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ungainly

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1 difficult to use or operate especially because of size, weight, or design
  • getting the ungainly couch up the stairs was a real chore

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2 having or showing an inability to move in a graceful manner
  • the tree cutter was crushing any unlucky petunias that lay in the path of his ungainly tread

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The first known use of ungainly was in 1611

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“Ungainly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ungainly. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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