clumsily


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.clumsily - in a clumsy manner; "he snatched the bills clumsily"
Translations
بِتَثاقُل، بارْتِباكِ اليَدَيْن
nemotorně
klodsetkluntet
klunnalega
nemotorne
nerodno
sakarca

clumsily

[ˈklʌmzɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= awkwardly) [walk, express, apologize] → con torpeza, torpemente
2. (= roughly) [produced] → toscamente, chapuceramente

clumsily

[ˈklʌmzɪli] adv
[deal with, write] → sans tact

clumsily

adv
ungeschickt; (= in an ungainly way)schwerfällig; actungeschickt
(= inelegantly) written, translated etcschwerfällig, unbeholfen
(= awkwardly, tactlessly)ungeschickt, unbeholfen; compliment alsoplump

clumsily

[ˈklʌmzɪlɪ] advgoffamente, maldestramente; (tactlessly) → senza (alcun) tatto
a clumsily executed forgery → un falso mal eseguito
a clumsily designed tool → un utensile poco pratico

clumsy

(ˈklamzi) adjective
awkward in movement etc. He's very clumsy – he's always dropping things.
ˈclumsily adverb
ˈclumsiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Ray ran clumsily and once he stumbled and fell down.
Antonia and I sat erect, but I held the reins clumsily, and my eyes were blinded by the wind a good deal of the time.
She was fat, and walked heavily and clumsily across the floor.
Had Phoebe been coarse in feature, shaped clumsily, of a harsh voice, and uncouthly mannered, she might have been rich with all good gifts, beneath this unfortunate exterior, and still, so long as she wore the guise of woman, she would have shocked Clifford, and depressed him by her lack of beauty.
Besides, the old man well knew that to steer by transpointed needles, though clumsily practicable, was not a thing to be passed over by superstitious sailors, without some shudderings and evil portents.
Slowly and clumsily, with constant interruptions and interminable mistakes, the first act dragged on, until Lucy appeared again to end it in soliloquy, with the confession of her assumed simplicity and the praise of her own cunning.
With the same intention, he drew the key across it, three or four times, before he put it clumsily into the lock, and turned it as heavily as he could.
The old man took the spear and threw it, but his hand was weak, and he cast so clumsily that it fell among the sons of Jikiza, who stood before Umslopogaas, causing them to open up to let it pass between them, and drawing the eyes of all ten of them to it.
The man thanked him as clumsily as he could and went his way, and the bystanders were again filled with admiration at their new governor's judgments and sentences.
Nathless, he held his stick so clumsily that the crowd laughed in great glee.
Most had their shoulders hunched clumsily, and their short forearms hung weakly at their sides.
The night was warm and I was thirsty, and I went stretching my legs clumsily and feeling my way in the dark- ness, to the little table where the siphon stood, while Ogilvy exclaimed at the streamer of gas that came out towards us.