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Definition of "ungainliness" [un•gain•li•ness]

  • The state of being ungainly. (noun)

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Use "ungainliness" in a sentence
  • "Hashim's unique footwork is combined with ungainliness of style but fearsome speed of shot."
  • "In their excesses and frequent ungainliness, their refusal to submit to the expectations of ordinary discourse, works of art and literature manifest an a-temporal power that compels succeeding viewers and readers to consider them anew (sometimes to enlist them in ideological skirmishes), to regard them as representations informed by their origins in historical circumstance but not bound by them, however culturally complicit they ulimately must be."
  • "Her mix of poise and, when she plays, slight girlish ungainliness, made for a compelling, occasionally wayward performance, at once fierce and lyrical in its intensity."