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Synonyms for ungainly

Synonyms for (adjective) ungainly

Synonyms: ungainly, unwieldy, clumsy, clunky, gawky Definition: lacking grace in movement or posture Usage: a gawky lad with long ungainly legs; clumsy fingers; what an ungainly creature a giraffe is; heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

Similar words: awkward Definition: lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance Usage: an awkward dancer; an awkward gesture; too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes; his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

Synonyms: ungainly, bunglesome, clumsy, awkward Definition: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape Usage: an awkward bundle to carry; a load of bunglesome paraphernalia; clumsy wooden shoes; the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

Similar words: unwieldy, unmanageable Definition: difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape Usage: we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter; almost dropped the unwieldy parcel