clumsy

Someone clumsy is a klutz. They're awkward, ungraceful, and walk like they have two left feet. Something hard to handle — like a huge box — is also clumsy.

A badly told story is told in a clumsy way, and a couch that's hard to move clumsy to carry. But mostly being clumsy is embarrassing. Dropping things, tripping a lot, and stumbling are all examples of clumsiness. Clumsy people usually aren't too good at sports or dancing. And you certainly don't want a clumsy surgeon. Most people are a little clumsy when they're teenagers — growing so fast makes it hard to be sure of yourself physically.

Primary Meanings of clumsy

1.
adj
lacking grace in movement or posture
2.
adj
difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
Full Definitions of clumsy
1

adj lacking grace in movement or posture

clumsy fingers”
Synonyms:
clunky, gawky, ungainly, unwieldy
awkward
lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

adj not elegant or graceful in expression

“a clumsy apology”
Synonyms:
awkward, cumbersome, ill-chosen, inapt, inept
infelicitous
not appropriate in application; defective

adj showing lack of skill or aptitude

“did a clumsy job”
Synonyms:
bungling, fumbling, incompetent
unskilled
not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
2

adj difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

clumsy wooden shoes”
Synonyms:
awkward, bunglesome, ungainly
unmanageable, unwieldy
difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape

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