clumsiness


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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:
Noun1.clumsiness - unskillfulness resulting from a lack of trainingclumsiness - unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
unskillfulness - a lack of cognitive skill
rustiness - ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice; "his rustiness showed when he was asked to speed up"
2.clumsiness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegantclumsiness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
posture, carriage, bearing - characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture"
gracelessness, ungracefulness - an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression
gawkiness, ungainliness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant
stiffness - the property of moving with pain or difficulty; "he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"
3.clumsiness - the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)clumsiness - the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
woodenness - the quality of being wooden and awkward; "he criticized the woodenness of the acting"; "there was a certain woodenness in his replies"
gaucherie, rusticity - the quality of being rustic or gauche

clumsiness

noun
1. awkwardness, ineptitude, heaviness, ineptness, inelegance, ponderousness, gracelessness, gawkiness, ungainliness I was embarrassed by my clumsiness on the dance-floor.
awkwardness skill, grace, expertise, finesse, agility, proficiency, dexterity, deftness, nimbleness, adroitness, adeptness, gracefulness, handiness, dexterousness or dextrousness
2. insensitivity, heavy-handedness, tactlessness, gaucheness, lack of tact, uncouthness He cursed himself for his clumsiness and insensitivity.
Translations
ثِقَلُ الحَرَكَه ، ارْتِباكُ اليَدَيْن
nemotornost
klodsethedkluntethedubehjælpsomhed
klunnaskapur
nerodnost
sakarlık

clumsiness

[ˈklʌmzɪnɪs] N (= awkwardness) → torpeza f; (= tactlessness) → falta f de tacto

clumsiness

[ˈklʌmzinɪs] n
(physical)maladresse f
(social, emotional)manque m de tact

clumsiness

n
Ungeschicklichkeit f; (= ungainliness)Schwerfälligkeit f
(of tool, shape)Unförmigkeit f; (of prose, translation etc)Schwerfälligkeit f, → Unbeholfenheit f
(= awkwardness: of apology, excuse etc) → Plumpheit f

clumsiness

[ˈklʌmzɪnɪs] n (of person, action, apology) → goffaggine f; (of remark) → mancanza di tatto; (of painting, forgery) → cattiva esecuzione f; (of tool) → scarsa praticità

clumsy

(ˈklamzi) adjective
awkward in movement etc. He's very clumsy – he's always dropping things.
ˈclumsily adverb
ˈclumsiness noun
References in classic literature ?
But even his earliest efforts were not marked with the clumsiness of mediocrity.
It is a curious thing, by the bye, for which I am quite unable to account, that these weird creatures-- the females, I mean--had in the earlier days of my stay an instinctive sense of their own repulsive clumsiness, and displayed in consequence a more than human regard for the decency and decorum of extensive costume.
The contrast between the swift and complex movements of these contrivances and the inert panting clumsiness of their masters was acute, and for days I had to tell myself repeatedly that these latter were indeed the living of the two things.
First of all I was taken aback by what seemed to me the clumsiness of his technique.
The carriage drew up at the theatre and he handed her out - a little awkwardly perhaps, but without absolute clumsiness.
Ida sat listening to the stumbling words and awkward phrases which were whispered from the back of her, but there was something in Charles Westmacott's clumsiness of speech which was more moving than the words of the most eloquent of pleaders.
And presently he came marching back towards the house, with no mark of a sailor's clumsiness, but carrying his fine, tall figure with a manly bearing, and still with the same sober, grave expression on his face.
I can't understand," said Sergey Ivanovitch, who had observed his brother's clumsiness, "I can't understand how anyone can be so absolutely devoid of political tact.
With delicate sarcasm he narrated the last weeks, the patience with which Cronshaw bore the well-meaning clumsiness of the young student who had appointed himself his nurse, and the pitifulness of that divine vagabond in those hopelessly middle-class surroundings.
No, no," he said to the patron, "I was awkward, and it is just that I pay the penalty of my clumsiness.
burst in female accents from the human heap--those of the unhappy partner of the man whose clumsiness had caused the mishap; she happened also to be his recently married wife, in which assortment there was nothing unusual at Trantridge as long as any affection remained between wedded couples; and, indeed, it was not uncustomary in their later lives, to avoid making odd lots of the single people between whom there might be a warm understanding.
His quiet insistence made Archer feel the clumsiness of his own bluster.