Part of speech:
The definition of clumsy is someone or something that is shaped, made or moves awkwardly.
Not handy; inconvenient or inaccessible
Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
Not expert; unskilled.
Firm, as in purpose; resolute:
Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
Inferior or clumsy in treatment or performance:
The definition of uncouth is awkward, clumsy or uncultured.
Lacking strength and sufficient flexibility to transmit pressure, thus breaking or flowing under stress
Working or operating stiffly or incorrectly because of or as if because of rust.
The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
Not convenient, especially:
Inconvenient or uncomfortable, as by not affording sufficient space.
The definition of cramped is confined or crowded.
Pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way:
Having grace, or beauty of form, composition, movement, or expression; elegant
Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
Having a fine texture:
Not easily borne; oppressive:
The definition of uncomfortable is a state of feeling physical discomfort, uneasiness or anxiety.
Feeling humiliated or embarrassed, as from a sense of inadequacy or inferiority
Without ease or grace
Backhanded is defined as a stroke in sports that is done with the palm of the hand turned towards the body.
Difficult to handle or manage
Like an elephant in size or gait; huge, heavy, slow, clumsy, ungainly, etc.
Having unusually large hands.
Labored and dull
Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff:
Lacking a sense of security; anxious or apprehensive:
A brief or minor argument or quarrel
An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
An inept act, remark, etc.
A rustic trait or mannerism.
Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
Suitable for a king's court; dignified, polite, elegant, etc.
Skillful in a quick, sure, and easy way; dexterous
The definition of elegant is someone or something luxurious in a restrained manner or something that is very well-thought through yet simple.
Sly or cunning; crafty
Having or showing skill; accomplished; expert
Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved:
Stupid or dull.
Characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression
Sad; wretched; sorrowful
Clumsy to manage; unwieldy.
Compelled; forced; obliged
Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement
Characterized by embarrassment and discomfort
Potentially difficult to escape from.
difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
Not assigned to a military post.
Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert:
Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
- Inept can also refer to general lack of skill or competence
- Maladroit and inept both imply tactlessness in social relations, maladroit often emphasizing this as a tendency and inept stressing inappropriateness of a particular act or remark inept praise
- Clumsy , emphasizing stiffness or bulkiness, suggests a lack of flexibility, dexterity, or adroitness, unwieldiness or tactlessness a clumsy build, clumsy galoshes, a clumsy apology
- Awkward implies unfitness for smooth, easy functioning and has the broadest application of the terms here, suggesting ungracefulness, unwieldiness, inconvenience or embarrassment an awkward dancer, implement, step, position, silence
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