Definitions for (adjective) clumsy

Main entry: inept, ill-chosen, inapt, cumbersome, awkward, clumsy

Definition: not elegant or graceful in expression

Usage: 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?


Main entry: ungainly, unwieldy, clumsy, clunky, gawky

Definition: lacking grace in movement or posture

Usage: a gawky lad with long ungainly legs; clumsy fingers; what an ungainly creature a giraffe is; heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair


Main entry: bungling, clumsy, incompetent, fumbling

Definition: showing lack of skill or aptitude

Usage: a bungling workman; did a clumsy job; his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf


Main entry: ungainly, bunglesome, clumsy, awkward

Definition: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

Usage: an awkward bundle to carry; a load of bunglesome paraphernalia; clumsy wooden shoes; the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl