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adjective as in clumsy

adjective as in cumbersome

adjective as in clumsy

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As a result, the hulking yet ungainly construct toppled back and crashed to the ground.

What makes a runner’s movements seem beautiful is that they convey a sense of ease—maintaining that pace, you figure, must take less energy than a more awkward and ungainly runner would require.

Commission industry chief Thierry Breton pointed to the ungainly sight of multiple charging cables.

As ungainly as bison look, they can run at speeds of up to 30 miles an hour and jump a six-foot fence.

A 36-story tower designed by Rafael Vinoly nicknamed the “walkie-talkie” curves outward as it rises, ungainly and jarring.

This ungainly man soon percolated in my own melancholic imagination.

I imagine he made an ungainly lunge at her, which she again rejected and which left her seriously upset.

But in their ungainly, old fashioned ways, books and records beat their digital equivalents in every category but convenience.

It has lost some of its ungainly enthusiasm, its sloppy joy, its achingly self-conscious hipster attitude.

Presently his blunt ungainly head rose within ten feet of them.

Though ungainly in appearance and with no oratorical talent, he was witty and formidable in debate.

It was a heavy ungainly looking object when finished, and it required much ingenuity on my part to launch it.

Bob lay upon some sacks in an ungainly attitude, and the jolting had not broken his heavy sleep.

Slowly rising from his seat was a figure as ungainly as the other had been elegant.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ungainly, such as: awkward, lumbering, gawky, graceless, klutzy, and uncoordinated.

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