clunky


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clunk·y

 (klŭng′kē)
adj. clunk·i·er, clunk·i·est
Clumsy in form or manner; awkward: clunky hiking boots.

clunky

(ˈklʌŋkɪ)
adj, clunkier or clunkiest
1. making a clunking noise
2. informal ponderously ungraceful or unsophisticated: clunky boots.
3. awkward or unsophisticated: then you guffaw at clunky dialogue.

clunk•y

(ˈklʌŋ ki)

adj. clunk•i•er, clunk•i•est. Informal.
awkwardly heavy; clumsy or unwieldy: big clunky shoes.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clunky - lacking grace in movement or postureclunky - 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.clunky - making a clunking sound
audible, hearable - heard or perceptible by the ear; "he spoke in an audible whisper"
Translations

clunky

[ˈklʌŋkɪ] ADJ (clunkier (compar) (clunkiest (superl))) → macizo

clunky

[ˈklʌŋki] adj
[design] → encombrant(e)
[dialogue, script] → poussif/ive

clunky

adjklobig
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