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clum·sy

 (klŭm′zē)
adj. clum·si·er, clum·si·est
1. Lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace; awkward.
2. Awkwardly constructed; unwieldy: clumsy wooden shoes; a clumsy sentence.
3. Gauche; inept: a clumsy excuse.

[From obsolete clumse, to be numb with cold, from Middle English clomsen, of Scandinavian origin.]

clum′si·ly adv.
clum′si·ness n.

clumsy

(ˈklʌmzɪ)
adj, -sier or -siest
1. lacking in skill or physical coordination
2. awkwardly constructed or contrived
[C16 (in obsolete sense: benumbed with cold; hence, awkward): perhaps from C13 dialect clumse to benumb, probably from Scandinavian; compare Swedish dialect klumsig numb]
ˈclumsily adv
ˈclumsiness n

clum•sy

(ˈklʌm zi)

adj. -si•er, -si•est.
1. awkward in movement or action; lacking skill or grace.
2. awkwardly done; ill-contrived: a clumsy apology.
[1590–1600; clums benumbed with cold; akin to Middle English clumsen to be stiff with cold]
clum′si•ly, adv.
clum′si•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clumsy - lacking grace in movement or postureclumsy - 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"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
2.clumsy - 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?"
infelicitous - not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"
3.clumsy - difficult to handle or manage especially because of shapeclumsy - 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"
unmanageable, unwieldy - difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape; "we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter"; "almost dropped the unwieldy parcel"
4.clumsy - showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"
unskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"

clumsy

adjective
1. awkward, blundering, bungling, lumbering, inept, bumbling, ponderous, ungainly, gauche, accident-prone, gawky, heavy, uncoordinated, cack-handed (informal), inexpert, maladroit, ham-handed (informal), like a bull in a china shop, klutzy (U.S. & Canad. slang), unskilful, butterfingered (informal), ham-fisted (informal) I'd never seen a clumsier, less coordinated boxer.
awkward expert, competent, graceful, skilful, adept, deft, proficient, adroit, dexterous, handy
2. unwieldy, ill-shaped, unhandy, clunky (informal) The keyboard is a large and clumsy instrument.
3. insensitive, gauche, tactless, uncouth, graceless a clumsy attempt at humour

clumsy

adjective
1. Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement:
Slang: klutzy.
Idiom: all thumbs.
2. Difficult to handle or manage:
3. Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform:
4. Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
Translations
أَخْرَقثَقيلُ الحَرَكَه، مُرْتَبِك اليَدَيْن
nemotorný
kluntetklodset
kohmakasrohmakas
kömpelö
nespretan
ügyetlenbalkezesesetlenotrombaszakszerűtlen
klunnalegur
不器用な
서투른
nerangiai
neveikls
onhandigstuntelig
neroden
klumpig
งุ่มง่าม
vụng về

clumsy

[ˈklʌmzɪ] ADJ (clumsier (compar) (clumsiest (superl)))
1. (= awkward) [person, action] → torpe, patoso; [movement] → torpe, desgarbado; [remark, apology] → torpe, poco delicado; [tool] → pesado, difícil de manejar
2. (= crudely made) [painting, forgery] → tosco, chapucero

clumsy

[ˈklʌmzi] adj
[person] (= awkward) → gauche, maladroit(e)
[style] → lourd(e); [translation] → maladroit(e)
(= blundering) [statement, action] → maladroit(e)

clumsy

adj (+er)
ungeschickt; (= all thumbs also)tollpatschig; (= ungainly)schwerfällig
(= unwieldy)plump; tool alsowuchtig, klobig; shape alsounförmig, klobig; (= inelegant) prose, translation etcschwerfällig, unbeholfen; (= careless) mistakedumm
(= awkward, tactless)plump, ungeschickt

clumsy

[ˈklʌmzɪ] adj (person, action, gesture) → goffo/a, maldestro/a; (painting, forgery) → malfatto/a; (object) → mal costruito/a; (tool) → poco pratico/a; (remark) → maldestro/a; (apology) → goffo/a

clumsy

(ˈklamzi) adjective
awkward in movement etc. He's very clumsy – he's always dropping things.
ˈclumsily adverb
ˈclumsiness noun

clumsy

أَخْرَق nemotorný kluntet ungeschickt άτσαλος torpe kömpelö gauche nespretan maldestro 不器用な 서투른 onhandig klosset niezgrabny desajeitado неуклюжий klumpig งุ่มง่าม sakar vụng về 笨拙的

clumsy

adj torpe
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