He was clumsy in his description, but I would submit he isn't wrong.
But Silva, hapless Silva, got his merely for tangling with the Colombian goalkeeper in a clumsy melee of limbs.
He must be pretending to be something, striking some kind of clumsy tribal note.
We were clumsy with our hands, feet, and bodies and neither of us knew where anything went.
Rather, after weeks of clumsy diplomacy, they consciously led their nations into battle.
A clumsy device, but one that does not often fail of its effect.
It's only the clumsy fool who gets tangled in the criminal law.
There was an ingrain carpet on the floor, green ivy leaves on a red ground, and clumsy, old-fashioned walnut furniture.
That gives him a clumsy look, but he is anything but clumsy.
I shuddered at the possibility of a clumsy misstep on my part obliterating the impression of an ool-yllik.
1590s, "acting as if benumbed," alteration of Middle English clumsid "numb with cold" (14c.), past participle of clumsen "to benumb, stiffen or paralyze with cold or fear," from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse klumsa "make speechless, palsy; prevent from speaking," intensive of kluma "to make motionless." For insertion of -s-, cf. flimsy.
Not in general use until 18c., with senses "manifesting awkwardness; so made as to be unwieldy." Related: Clumsily; clumsiness. Cf. Swedish dialectal klummsen "benumbed with cold," Norwegian klumsad (past participle) "speechless, palsied by a spasm or by fear or witchery;" German verklammen "grow stiff or numb with cold." Also cf. clumse (n.) "a stupid fellow."