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uhn gayn lee

  • s  lacking grace in movement or posture
    a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
  • s  difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
    the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

  • State-of-the-art surveillance equipment monitors rooms filled with ungainly Eastern Bloc furniture, el cheapo light fixtures and chunky neo-traditional objets d'art.
  • Foot-ankle prostheses can be tiring to wear and produce an awkward, ungainly stride, but the PowerFoot One is the first with battery-powered springs that propel the wearer forward .
  • Inside is a strange, ungainly object: the central half of a submarine.
News & Articles

  • ‘Sharknado’ Trailer: It’s Raining Sharks
    If you have to ask what Sharknado is about, perhaps it’s time to brush up on your reading skills. The title may be an ungainly combination of “shark” and “tornado,” but it does get the idea across. There’s some plot, I suppose, as suggested by this synopsis: “Super tornadoes suck sharks up from the ocean [...]
    July 2, 2013 - /Film

  • Craig Levein in Sportinglife.com
    United boss Levein said: "Without contradiction he is the best finisher at the club. In training he is the best finisher. At times he is not pleasing on the eye, he has an ungainly running action, but his technique is fantastic. He missed a sitter...
  • Phil Jackson in Los Angeles Daily News
    This (Lakers) team has had momentum,Jackson said. "And has lost it in an ungainly fashion."

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