Definition of gainly in English:

gainly

Line breaks: gain¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪnli
 
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adjective

archaic
Graceful and well-proportioned: this is not a commodious alley, or a gainly street, but it has class

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'suitable, fitting'): from obsolete gain 'straight', from Old Norse gegn.

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