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used in Rose Red

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lacking grace in movement or appearance; or difficult to handle or manage — especially because of shape
  • A look of shock and surprise-the hunter hunted-my husband lifted off his feet in an ungainly and weightless manner.
    12 — 1923 (65% in)
  • There, on the wagon's wooden flatbed, vulgarly exposed to us, a spectral image of young Laura lay, her blouse torn open, her breasts exposed, her arms held back as if pinned, her legs spread wide, rocking her hips in a most ungainly and ugly manner that was not to be mistaken.
    4 — 1909 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "ungainly" in Rose Red.

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