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 ?
He introduced the bag system in postal cars, and made war on waste and clumsiness.
I was sorry to notice that my clumsiness with the safety-pin hurt her.
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.
No, no," he said to the patron, "I was awkward, and it is just that I pay the penalty of my clumsiness.
Give the man who is not made To his trade Swords to fling and catch again, Coins to ring and snatch again, Men to harm and cure again, Snakes to charm and lure again - He'll be hurt by his own blade, By his serpents disobeyed, By his clumsiness bewrayed,' By the people mocked to scorn - So 'tis not with juggler born
A mere cruel-looking curio of inconceivable clumsiness to European eyes.
Health, vigor, sturdiness, self-reliance shone from him, and once his make-up had ceased to obtrude its clumsiness, he struck one as handsome.
Tut, it is only a scratch through my own clumsiness," he answered, nodding his good-mornings to us.
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.
First of all I was taken aback by what seemed to me the clumsiness of his technique.