|1.||[ adjective ] lacking grace in movement or posture|
|Synonyms:||clumsy unwieldy clunky gawky|
"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.||[ adjective ] difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape|
|Synonyms:||awkward clumsy bunglesome|
"an awkward bundle to carry" "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia" "clumsy wooden shoes" "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"