gainly


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gainly

(ˈɡeɪnlɪ)
adj
graceful or well-formed; shapely
adv
conveniently or suitably
ˈgainliness n
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Adj.1.gainly - graceful and pleasing; "gainly conduct"; "a gainly youth with dark hair and eyes"
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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Crouch, who has three so far this season, has had his critics over the years and isn't the most gainly of frontment to grace the top-flight.
There are plays more gainly and less sprawling, but few more provocative and, pound for pound, more entertaining.
The crowd whose pleasure is the docile beast of pretty paddocks, the gainly horse of cherished prints that hang upon the best hung walls, the willing winner of the race--upon the rebel this crowd stares, and the rebel stares it back.