Clumsy
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Clumsy

English

Etymology

Possibly from an alteration of clumsed ("benumbed") or from clumse ("a stupid fellow; lout") +‎ -y. More at clumse.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /'kl?mzi/
  • (file)

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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Noun

clumsy (plural clumsies)

  1. (informal, fairly rare) A 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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