adjective, clum·si·er, clum·si·est.
SYNONYMS FOR clumsy
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Origin of clumsy
OTHER WORDS FROM clumsyclum·si·ly, adverbclum·si·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for clumsy
Robots have come a long way since our first clumsy forays into artificial movement many decades ago.
Yet I run remarkably straight, moving more efficiently than I ever imagined possible with my clumsy body.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?|Grayson Haver Currin|January 25, 2021|Outside Online
Even the cloud-strewn blue of the Washington sky seemed keyed to the moment, and to this particular event, taking place in a spot where just two weeks ago a bunch of clumsy, if dangerous, insurrectionists took a run at democracy and failed.Inauguration Musical Performances Are Tricky. But Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks Did Exactly What We Needed Them to Do|Stephanie Zacharek|January 20, 2021|Time
They found that the bat-like dinosaurs would have been clumsy gliders and probably went extinct because they couldn’t compete with the keen flying abilities of birds and early mammalian gliders.Here’s the real story behind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’|Tom McNamara|December 3, 2020|Popular Science
While this could make for neat puzzles, the result is instead a clumsy execution of trial-and-error.‘Twin Mirror’ is a pale reflection of Dontnod’s previous, story-rich games|Elise Favis|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Yet another chapter in the "J. Law's Clumsiness is So Endearing" saga.Jennifer Lawrence Trips (Again) at the Oscars, Internet Goes Nuts|Marlow Stern|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever Kerry lacks in clumsiness, he makes up for in spinelessness.
Just a detail, perhaps, but it underlines the clumsiness of Romney's decision to come to Israel.
On Reliable Sources Sunday, Terence Smith said that a recent Obama gaffe was “Romney-esque in its clumsiness.”Sunday Talk: Ann Coulter Defends Mitt Romney & More (Video)|The Daily Beast Video|June 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To his other iniquities Black Sheep had now added a phenomenal clumsiness—was as unfit to trust in action as he was in word.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Still more yellow than usual, Hemerlingue internally accused himself of clumsiness and imprudence.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
If he had not the air of a thoroughbred, he had none of the plebeian clumsiness of the cart-horse.Paul Patoff|F. Marion Crawford
And moreover, the ponderous clumsiness of the bull filled him with contempt.The Watchers of the Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
Her inexperience and the clumsiness of the boat baffled her.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham