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ungainly
used in War and Peace

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Definition
lacking grace in movement or appearance; or difficult to handle or manage — especially because of shape
  • Pierre was ungainly.
    Book One — 1805 (17% in)
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne had long been waiting for a Russian prince who, able to appreciate at a glance her superiority to the plain, badly dressed, ungainly Russian princesses, would fall in love with her and carry her off; and here at last was a Russian prince.
    Book Three — 1805 (27% in)
  • With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (2% in)

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