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Word: clumsy

clumsy
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  • adj lacking grace in movement or posture
    Examples
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adj not elegant or graceful in expression
    Examples
    • 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?
  • adj difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
    Examples
    • an awkward bundle to carry
    • a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
    • clumsy wooden shoes
    • the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl
  • adj showing lack of skill or aptitude
    Examples
    • a bungling workman
    • did a clumsy job
    • his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010