Definition of clumsy
OTHER WORDS FOR clumsy
Origin of clumsy
OTHER WORDS FROM clumsyclum·si·ly, adverbclum·si·ness, noun
Words nearby clumsy
How to use clumsy in a sentence
Equipped with foreign DNA, the little guys nevertheless seemed totally normal, nosing around the lab and running everywhere without obvious clumsy stumbles.
The colonizers spun this through their clumsy tongues and came up with “carel” as a sweeping term for all the food the Indigenous people ate.
Each of Liverpool’s first two goals received a Leeds reply within 10 minutes, but a clumsy lunge by Rodrigo Moreno gave Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah the opportunity to convert the winning penalty shot.Leeds United Is Scoring (And Getting Scored On) Like Nobody Else In The Premier League|Nicholas Som|March 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Reynolds and Mani are very good at playing hapless and clumsy with endearing rapport, and their general helplessness comes off not as a stale joke but as a concerning hint of things to come.'Save Yourselves!' Is a Surprisingly Fun Disaster Movie|Erin Berger|October 19, 2020|Outside Online
Here’s a practical guide to finding the glass out there for you, whether you’re frugal, clumsy, or just running out of kitchen space.Sommeliers Pick the Best Wine Glasses for Every Scenario|Priya Krishna|October 16, 2020|Eater
He must be pretending to be something, striking some kind of clumsy tribal note.For a President Today, Talkin' Down Is Speaking American|John McWhorter|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Silva, hapless Silva, got his merely for tangling with the Colombian goalkeeper in a clumsy melee of limbs.
Season one of OITNB chronicled her clumsy, fumbling attempts to get her legs under her so she could run for safety.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season Two Is More Bingeworthy Than the First|Kevin Fallon|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ignore the clumsy comparisons of the Syria War and the Balkans War.No One Understands Syria, But Everyone Is Choosing Sides|Michael Moynihan|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rather, after weeks of clumsy diplomacy, they consciously led their nations into battle.
Scientists tell us that from the point of view of optics the human eye is a clumsy instrument poorly contrived for its work.
With which magnanimous sentiment he turned on his clumsy heel, and entered his apartment again.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
They merely used such instruments as fate offered, however trivial, however clumsy.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
He loses sight of the supreme fact that after all, in its own poor, clumsy fashion, the machine does work.
When the owner can afford it, an ample supply of cushions and shawls makes the clumsy vehicle more comfortable for its occupant.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike