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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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So with poor Queequeg, who, as harpooneer, must not only face all the rage of the living whale, but --as we have elsewhere seen -- mount his dead back in a rolling sea; and finally descend into the gloom of the hold, and bitterly sweating all day in that subterraneous confinement, resolutely manhandle the clumsiest casks and see to their stowage.
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