Meaning of gainly in English:

gainly

Pronunciation /ˈɡeɪnli/

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.