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Definition of the noun ungainliness

What does ungainliness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ungainlinesses

  1. the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of ungainliness: gawkiness
    • more generic words: awkwardness / clumsiness = the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

Alternative definition of the noun ungainliness


  1. The state of being ungainly.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ungainliness

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Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2013)

A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right by William Bryson

The ungainliness here could instantly be ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

lankiness, boniness, ungainliness (see NARROWNESS). Verbs—angle, fork, bifurcate; bend, hook, go off on a tangent; zigzag; branch, fork . Adjectives—angular, crooked; deltoid, triangular, rectangular, square, etc.

Google previewDictionary of English Synonyms (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

crudeness / discomfiture / gaucheness / gawkiness / gracelessness / inelegance / ineptness / klutziness / nervousness / tackiness / tactlessness / uncouthness / ungainliness / unseemliness / unwieldiness ****** English Synonyms -- B 039.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

Ex the ungainliness of the animal so named. droimnerar is a corrupted form of dommerar. In, e.g., B.E., 1698. drop, n. A piece of money, esp. of gold, let fall with the design of swindling an onlooker or pickerup: 1725, A New Canting.

Google previewHalo Encyclopedia (2011)

by DK Publishing

cycle between shots, a limited power cell that allows only five discharges per fully charged battery, and its cumbersome size, its brute strength more than makes up for any ungainliness—even a Wraith cannot withstand a fully charged shot.

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

Ex the dromedary's ungainliness. drommerars, -ers *, see DOMMERAR. drooper . A drooping moustache: Cockney coll: from ...

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

UNFATHOMABLE 438 UNGAINLINESS UNFATHOMABLE, -fath'-um-4bl,a., that cannot be fathomed by a line. UNF.VTHOMED, -umd, a., notsound- ed. UNFATIGUED, -fi-teegd', a., not wearied. UNFAULTY, -fawl'-te, a., free from fault.

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Ungainliness; perversity; an evil temper; malice prepense. Halliwell gives cuss = surly. “The turkey-cock is just as likely ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

uncultured, ungainliness, ungainly, ungraceful, unpolished, unrefined, unskilled, unskilful(ness), unsophisticated, ...

Google previewThe Clarendon Dictionary (1894)

A Concise Handbook of the English Language, in Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions ... by William Hand Browne

n, ungainliness. Unguent, ung'gwent, n. anointment. Unhorse, un-hors', v.t. to throw or force from a horse. Unicorn, u'ni-korn, n. a fabulous animal with one horn . Unification, n-ui-n-ka'shun, n. act of uniting into one. Uniform, u'ni-fonn, a. having ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

ungainliness noun. © 1 7c: from obsolete gainfy graceful. unget-at-able or ungetatable c-adj, colloq inaccessible; unreachable. © 19c. ungettable /An'getsbsl/ t>- a<// unattainable.© 16c ungodly o adj 1 wicked or sinful; irreligious.

Google previewThe New Royal and Universal English Dictionary ... (1763)

To which is Prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by J. Johnson

awkwardness; ungainliness ; want of dexterity. CLU'MSY, adj. awkward; ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

by Thomas Sheridan

Awkwardness, ungainliness, want of dexterity. CLUMSY, kläm'-zy. a. Awkward, heavy, unhandy. CLUNG, kläng'. The preterite and ...

Google previewPronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1845)

by John Walker

awkwardness, ungainliness Clumsy, kläm'zè a. awkward, heavy Clung, ...

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Scrabble value of U1N1G2A1I1N1L1I1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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