Clumsy meaning

klŭmzē
Lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace; awkward.
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Awkwardly constructed; unwieldy.

Clumsy wooden shoes; a clumsy sentence.

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Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape.
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The definition of clumsy is someone or something that is shaped, made or moves awkwardly.

A conversation in a movie that doesn't make sense is an example of clumsy writing.

Someone tripping over their own feet is an example of clumsy.

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Gauche; inept.

A clumsy excuse.

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He's very clumsy. I wouldn't trust him with carrying the dishes.

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Awkwardly shaped or made; ill-constructed.
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Badly contrived; inelegant.

A clumsy style.

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Not elegant or well-planned, lacking tact or subtlety.

It is a clumsy solution, but it might work for now.

What a clumsy joke...

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(informal, fairly rare) A clumsy person.
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Lacking grace or skill in movement; awkward.
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Origin of clumsy

  • From obsolete clumse to be numb with cold from Middle English clomsen of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition