clumsy
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈklʌmzi/
Adjective

clumsy (comparative clumsier, superlative clumsiest)

  1. Awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous.
    He's very clumsy. I wouldn't trust him with carrying the dishes.
  2. Not elegant or well-planned, lacking tact or subtlety.
    It is a clumsy solution, but it might work for now.
    What a clumsy joke...
  3. Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape.
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clumsy (plural clumsies)

  1. (informal, fairly rare) A clumsy#Adjective|clumsy person.
    • 1934, P. L. Travers, Mary Poppins
      “Well, you are a clumsy,” said Ellen, as she bent down to mop up the water. “That was for your father’s shaving.”
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