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clumsy

clumsy

clumsy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word clumsy

Definition
(adj) lacking grace in movement or posture
Synonyms : clunky , gawky , ungainly , unwieldy
Example Sentence
  • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
  • clumsy fingers
  • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
  • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

Definition
(adj) not elegant or graceful in expression
Synonyms : awkward , cumbersome , ill-chosen , inapt , inept
Example Sentence
  • an awkward prose style
  • a clumsy apology
  • his cumbersome writing style
  • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

Definition
(adj) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
Synonyms : awkward , bunglesome , ungainly
Example Sentence
  • an awkward bundle to carry
  • a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
  • clumsy wooden shoes
  • the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

Definition
(adj) showing lack of skill or aptitude
Synonyms : bungling , fumbling , incompetent
Example Sentence
  • a bungling workman
  • did a clumsy job
  • his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for clumsy

CLAMP=remove a&m in that becomes CLAP when we clap it generates some noise
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by hevidan

Kluska and klamka. Some ginger guy wants to open door with plate of kluski in one hand, so he puts hand on klamka and felt down hitting on door with head. Kluski are on him.
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by czarny_pan

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