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clum·sy

clumsy

 
 
pronunciation:
kluhm zi
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: clumsier, clumsiest
definition 1: lacking physical grace or coordination; awkward; fumbling.
After spilling several drinks on customers, I decided I was too clumsy to be a waiter.Try not to be clumsy with that vase; it's a valuable antique.It was clumsy of me to step on your foot like that! I do apologize!
synonyms:
awkward, bumbling, klutzy, ungainly
antonyms:
adroit, dexterous, dextrous, graceful
similar words:
all thumbs, bungling, inept, unhandy, unskillful, wooden
definition 2: difficult to handle or manipulate; awkwardly made; unwieldy.
It was a challenge to put up that large, clumsy tent.
synonyms:
awkward, cumbersome, unwieldy
antonyms:
sleek
similar words:
bulky, ponderous, stiff, unhandy, wooden
definition 3: socially awkward and inept; graceless; unskillful.
His clumsy attempt at humor was met with puzzled looks.It was clumsy of me to make such a stupid joke; he probably thinks I'm a fool now.
synonyms:
awkward, crude, graceless, maladroit
antonyms:
delicate, graceful
similar words:
boorish, coarse, crass, gauche, ill-conceived, inelegant, inept, tactless, uncouth
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derivations: clumsily (adv.), clumsiness (n.)