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See definition of ungainliness on Dictionary.com
  • as inawkwardness
  • as inclumsiness

synonyms for ungainliness

  • ignorance
  • ineptitude
  • amateurishness
  • artlessness
  • boorishness
  • coarseness
  • crudeness
  • gawkiness
  • gracelessness
  • greenness
  • inability
  • incompetence
  • ineptness
  • maladroitness
  • rudeness
  • tactlessness
  • uncouthness
  • unskillfulness
  • cloddishness
  • inexpertness
  • oafishness
  • uncoordination

antonyms for ungainliness

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  • politeness
  • sophistication
  • artfulness
  • cleverness
  • convenience
  • dexterity
  • ease
  • easiness
  • elegance
  • grace
  • handiness
  • skill
  • straightforwardness
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    How to use ungainliness in a sentence

    Spite of its size and ungainliness, it is very nimble, and can accomplish a leap of upwards of six feet in height.
    THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
    Though of unshapely body and awkward gait, his ungainliness intensified by his long hair, the goat is a most skillful climber.
    THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WONDERLANDENOS A. MILLS
    He was a dark man, with a skin of oily sallowness; thickset, with something of the slow ungainliness of a toad.
    'ME-SMITH'CAROLINE LOCKHART
    A creature with bat-like wings flapped with a monstrous ungainliness between the outer posts of the verandah.
    THE LAMP IN THE DESERTETHEL M. DELL
    There are creatures which are the embodiment of grace; and others whose huge ungainliness is like that of a shape in a nightmare.
    THE HOLY EARTHL. H. BAILEY
    Doctor Jespersen admits that our tongue has a certain masculine ungainliness.
    CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK-LOVERMAURICE FRANCIS EGAN
    He seemed always to converse with effort; he took a seat with stiff ungainliness; he walked with a stumbling or sprawling gait.
    NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
    Demosthenes combated an impediment in speech and ungainliness of gesture, which at first drove him from the forum in disgrace.
    HINTS ON EXTEMPORANEOUS PREACHINGHENRY WARE
    The exigencies of the beadwork, however, lends a certain stiffness and ungainliness to the figures.
    CHATS ON OLD LACE AND NEEDLEWORKEMILY LEIGH LOWES
    His ungainliness gave him enough of the air of his simile to set Rosa off laughing heartily.
    THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROODCHARLES DICKENS
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

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