The definition of ungainly is someone who is awkward or clumsy.(adjective)
A person who is always tripping over his own two feet is an example of someone who would be described as ungainly.
See ungainly in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ungeinliche < ungein, perilous (< un-, not + ON gegn, ready, serviceable, akin to OE gegn: see again) + -liche, -ly
See ungainly in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective un·gain·li·er, un·gain·li·est
Origin: + obsolete gainly, proper (from Middle English gainli, from gain, from Old Norse gegn, direct).
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