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Synonyms for clumsiness

Synonyms for clumsiness

unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

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I can't understand," said Sergey Ivanovitch, who had observed his brother's clumsiness, "I can't understand how anyone can be so absolutely devoid of political tact.
I thought this curious--but I attributed it mainly to some clumsiness on the Superintendent's part which might have offended the young lady.
I too wanted to do good to men and would have done hundreds, thousands of good deeds to make up for that one piece of stupidity, not stupidity even, simply clumsiness, for the idea was by no means so stupid as it seems now that it has failed.
The fast bowler saw the funny side of his clumsiness and uploaded a picture of his bloodied brow to Instagram.
Luckily, it just so happens that an excitable, free-spirited Boov named Oh (Parsons) finds himself outcast and exiled thanks to his clumsiness and unwillingness to acquiesce to the Boov hive mind.
Patch thinks he's a lot smaller than he is and can be prone to clumsiness so he can only clumsiness so he can only live with children over the age of 12.
This was not social clumsiness, this was a man who knew he was stepping over a clear line.
He is no longer the king of clumsiness but lives for fun, creating opportunities for mischief and activity with outdoor play.
Encouraged to practice hard by her friends Skunk and Mole, Bella continues to work with her initial hesitance and clumsiness, further helped by Parrot to uncover her very own Dragonasaurus groove.
Dyspraxia is a disorder of development affecting muscle coordination (DCD) leading to clumsiness.
The survey of 2,487 US citizens ages 18 and up also found that other than alcohol, the most common causes of damaged phones were young children (19 percent), clumsiness (17 percent), water (9 percent) and pets (4 percent).
HAD one of those weeks where you are grateful for the NHS, if for no other reason than the fact that, in another setting, your children's clumsiness and hypochondria would cost you a fortune.
THE DELHI Police's clumsiness invited the wrath of the High Court on Wednesday as it slammed the police for their failure to prepare a complete report on the death of Nido Taniam, the north- eastern student who died last week after being beaten by shopkeepers at a south Delhi market.
The new DI Humphrey Goodman (Marshall), is perhaps less of a stuffed shirt than Poole - he's even game to try the local rum - but his trademark clumsiness doesn't exactly fill his new colleagues with optimism.
Set in the Highlands, it tells of a giant - played with grumpy comedy clumsiness by Wee Stories' artistic director Iain Johnstone - who builds a wall around his castle garden to keep animals from playing in it.