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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

clumsy

[ˈklʌmzi] adj
[person] (= awkward) → gauche, maladroit(e)
[style] → lourd(e); [translation] → maladroit(e)
(= blundering) [statement, action] → maladroit(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

clumsy

(ˈklamzi) adjective
awkward in movement etc. He's very clumsy – he's always dropping things.
ˈclumsily adverb
ˈclumsiness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

clumsy

adj torpe
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References in classic literature ?
And Will was of a temperament to feel keenly the presence of subtleties: a man of clumsier perceptions would not have felt, as he did, that for the first time some sense of unfitness in perfect freedom with him had sprung up in Dorothea's mind, and that their silence, as he conducted her to the carriage, had had a chill in it.
Some sort of a slower and lower grade republic we might have, with small industrial units, long hours of labor, lower wages, and clumsier ways.
The more I looked at it the clumsier it seemed, until at last I put the monster out of its misery.
As the ball broke outside Forster's penalty area, his next touch was much clumsier as he brought down Loic Damour to earn himself a booking from referee Willie Collum.
We just thought she was a bit clumsier than normal." Since her diagnosis, Adeline has spent much of her time in hospital.
In clumsier hands this complex, sprawling, century-spanning book might have easily folded in on itself, a victim of its scale and scope.
The family say there were few signs Lottie was ill and only noticed her becoming clumsier than usual, dropping four drinks, slipping off chairs and becoming irritable and quiet.
Gone are the weird washing machine metaphors and in their place is another, clumsier concept 'based on the scandal of love', which translates to vaguely threatening tattoo artwork on the walls ('Hurt me once, I'll kill you twice') and the odd scholastic reference including a headmaster's lectern propping up the DJ decks.
Not just because he's bigger, clumsier, and uglier than his classmates--he's also the only student in his school without magic.
While the choice of cast zinc metal made for a larger, clumsier pistol, the Raven garnered an impressive reputation for accuracy and reliability, and over two million units left the factory before it burned down in 1991.
"Provenance feels clumsier than the Radch novels in many ways, possibly because there are fewer galaxy- or character-transforming moments to pull the reader along....
Smith noted that the clumsier modeling precluded Leach, and that the figures, though fashioned in the manner of the traditional tiles with their legs rooted in the tile, "did not capture any of the 'folk' qualities of the originals".