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Meaning of CLUMSY

Pronunciation:  'klumzee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not elegant or graceful in expression; "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?"
  2. [adj]  lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"
  3. [adj]  showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"
  4. [adj]  difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"

CLUMSY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: awkward, bunglesome, bungling, clunky, cumbersome, fumbling, gawky, ill-chosen, inapt, incompetent, inept, infelicitous, ungainly, unmanageable, unskilled, unwieldy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clum"sy\, a. [Compar. {Clumsier}; superl. {Clumsiest}.]
[OE. clumsed benumbed, fr. clumsen to be benumbed; cf. Icel.
klumsa lockjaw, dial. Sw. klummsen benumbed with cold. Cf.
1st {Clam}, and 1st {Clamp}.]
1. Stiff or benumbed, as with cold. [Obs.]

2. Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or
   readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy;
   unhandy; hence; ill-made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as,
   a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a
   clumsy gesture; a clumsy excuse.

         But thou in clumsy verse, unlicked, unpointed, Hast
         shamefully defied the Lord's anointed. --Dryden.

Syn: See {Awkward}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone is clumsy, suggests that some situation or relationship is not going smoothly in your life. You need to take it easy and not to make things hard on yourself.
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