From gain- + -ward, or from an apheretic variant of Middle English agaynward, aȝenward, aȝeinward. See againward.
"gainward." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/gainward>.
gainward. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/gainward
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