ham-handed(redirected from ham-handedness)
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1. Lacking dexterity or skill; clumsy.
2. Lacking social grace or tact.
3. Having unusually large hands.
clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed apology.
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|Adj.||1.||ham-handed - lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse|
maladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"