clumsily


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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:
Adv.1.clumsily - in a clumsy manner; "he snatched the bills clumsily"
Translations
بِتَثاقُل، بارْتِباكِ اليَدَيْن
nemotorně
klodsetkluntet
klunnalega
nemotorne
nerodno
sakarca

clumsily

[ˈklʌmzɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= awkwardly) [walk, express, apologize] → con torpeza, torpemente
2. (= roughly) [produced] → toscamente, chapuceramente

clumsily

[ˈklʌmzɪli] adv
[deal with, write] → sans tact

clumsily

adv
ungeschickt; (= in an ungainly way)schwerfällig; actungeschickt
(= inelegantly) written, translated etcschwerfällig, unbeholfen
(= awkwardly, tactlessly)ungeschickt, unbeholfen; compliment alsoplump

clumsily

[ˈklʌmzɪlɪ] advgoffamente, maldestramente; (tactlessly) → senza (alcun) tatto
a clumsily executed forgery → un falso mal eseguito
a clumsily designed tool → un utensile poco pratico

clumsy

(ˈklamzi) adjective
awkward in movement etc. He's very clumsy – he's always dropping things.
ˈclumsily adverb
ˈclumsiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Besides, the old man well knew that to steer by transpointed needles, though clumsily practicable, was not a thing to be passed over by superstitious sailors, without some shudderings and evil portents.
He was bigger than I expected: I do not know why I had imagined him slender and of insignificant appearance; in point of fact he was broad and heavy, with large hands and feet, and he wore his evening clothes clumsily.
Seated on a bench was a man clothed in a spotted shirt, a red vest, and faded blue trousers, whose body was merely sticks of wood, jointed clumsily together.
He took out his handkerchief, and wound it clumsily round his left hand.
Antonia and I sat erect, but I held the reins clumsily, and my eyes were blinded by the wind a good deal of the time.
She was fat, and walked heavily and clumsily across the floor.
Most had their shoulders hunched clumsily, and their short forearms hung weakly at their sides.
The knots of labourers trooping in clumsily round the corners of cargo-sheds to eat their food in peace out of red cotton handkerchiefs had the air of picnicking by the side of a lonely mountain pool.
He saw it for a moment, encircled by its walls of white clay, and a few rudely-constructed mosques rising clumsily above that conglomeration of houses that look like playing-dice, which form most Arab towns.
He was not good-looking; though his large hands and big bones suggested that he would be a tall man, he was clumsily made; but his eyes were charming, and when he laughed
When Simon Nishikanta, huge and gross as in the flesh he was and for ever painting delicate, insipid, feministic water- colours, when he threw his deck-chair at Scraps for clumsily knocking over his easel, he found the ham-like hand of Grimshaw so instant and heavy on his shoulder as to whirl him half about, almost fling him to the deck, and leave him lame-muscled and black-and-blued for days.
Ray ran clumsily and once he stumbled and fell down.