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Adjective: clumsy (clumsier,clumsiest)  klúm-zee
  1. Lacking grace in movement or posture
    "clumsy fingers";
    - gawky, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy, klutzy [N. Amer]
     
  2. Not elegant or graceful in expression
    "a clumsy apology";
    - awkward, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen
     
  3. Difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
    "clumsy wooden shoes";
    - awkward, bunglesome, ungainly
     
  4. Showing lack of skill or aptitude
    "did a clumsy job";
    - bungling, fumbling, incompetent

Derived forms: clumsier, clumsiest

See also: awkward, infelicitous, unmanageable, unskilled, unwieldy

Encyclopedia: Clumsy