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Noun: clumsiness  klúm-zee-nus
  1. Unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    - awkwardness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness, cack-handedness [Brit, informal]
  2. The carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
    - awkwardness
  3. The inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
    - awkwardness, gracelessness, stiffness

Type of: bearing, carriage, inelegance, posture, unskilfulness [Brit, Cdn], unskillfulness [N. Amer]

Antonym: gracefulness

Encyclopedia: Clumsiness