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Synonyms for clumsy

Synonyms for clumsy

lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement

difficult to handle or manage

clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform

lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others

Synonyms for clumsy

lacking grace in movement or posture

not elegant or graceful in expression

difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

showing lack of skill or aptitude

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Half an hour of the clumsiest "clever" dialogue ever written.
Human language, the mean instrument that the writer is "doomed" to use, is, he told a young English instructor in 1950, "about the damndest clumsiest frailest awkwardest tool he could have been given" (qtd.
But Radzinski was denied that honour by Bennett's indecision and one of the clumsiest goals you are ever likely to see.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the clumsiest bully in the Bush Administration, called North Korea a "terrorist regime" in the midst of the current crisis.
The rules are at their clumsiest when they tackle the term "neonate.
Reason: It seems virtually impossible for the biggest, clumsiest, most unenlightened government to squelch innovation and new growth.
These changes have not only opened espresso to the clumsiest of amateurs and helped engender exports worldwide, they've also come home to roost in Italy where they are, naturally, quite controversial.
Armies being armies and officers and NCOs being officers and NCOs, when the call came out for men for the cookhouse, invariably the dirtiest, slowest, clumsiest and laziest were picked for the job.
The cases he does cite demonstrate that courts do not award punitive or treble damages for even the clumsiest and most egregious cases of judgment proofing.
The outfielder should never back-pedal to the ball, as this is the slowest and clumsiest way to go back for a ball.
With a sense of humor and some stamina, even the clumsiest and most inexperienced boatman can maneuver a rented boat.
To make installation even easier, Nest has revamped the press connectors on the backplate, moving them to the outer edge so even those with the clumsiest of fingers can install Nest with ease.
Dave is also an actor who, in addition to living on my couch for three years, happens to be the clumsiest person on the planet; Phil, I met at a bar 10 years ago - he's a documentary filmmaker and shark activist, splitting his time between Los Angeles and Hawaii; and Chris has always been there for me when I needed someone.
The survey, spanning two years, also found that 1989 gave birth to the clumsiest people, with more claims from 23-year-olds than any other age group.
If Dempsey was supposed to have been one of the 'expensive short-term fixes' Henry referred to in his letter, then Liverpool's American owner has undermined his manager in the clumsiest possible way.