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Definitions of clumsy

  1. difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Stiff or benumbed, as with cold. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy; unhandy; hence; ill-made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as, a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a clumsy gesture; a clumsy excuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Awkward; illmade; heavy; unskilful; lacking grace; as, a clumsy boy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Clumsily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Clumsiness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Shapeless: ill-made: awkward: ungainly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Ill-shaped; awkward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Unhandy; ungraceful; awkward; unwieldy; ungainly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Awkward; ungainly; ill made; badly constructed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Awkward and inefficient, like one benumbed with cold; unskilful; slow; heavy; ill made. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. klum'zi, adj. shapeless: ill-made: unwieldy: awkward: ungainly.--adj. CLUM'SILY.--n. CLUM'SINESS. [M. E. clomsen, to be stiff or benumbed; most prob. Scand.; allied to CLAMP.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Awkward in movement or shape, ungainly; ill-contrived; without tact. Hence clumsily adv., clumsiness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Awkward, heavy, unhandy. Complete Dictionary

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