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- 1. gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy, awkward (vs. graceful)
- usage: lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"
- 2. awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly, unwieldy (vs. wieldy), unmanageable
- usage: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"
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See also: ungainly (Dictionary)