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Exercising power arbitrarily and often unjustly; tyrannical.
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  1. Exercising power arbitrarily and often unjustly; tyrannical.
  2. Tyrannical or exercising unjust power.
  3. Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits:
Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
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  1. Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
  2. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  3. Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Displaying a tendency or intent to coerce.
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  1. Displaying a tendency or intent to coerce.
  2. Of coercion or tending to coerce
  3. Characterized by or inclined to coercion.
Not elegant or well-planned, lacking tact or subtlety
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  1. Not elegant or well-planned, lacking tact or subtlety
  2. Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  3. Gauche; inept:
Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
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  1. Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
  2. Lacking or showing a lack of skill or competence; bungling or clumsy:
  3. Clumsy or bungling
  1. Not skillful.
  2. (Obsolete) Ignorant.
  3. Not skillful; having little or no skill or dexterity; awkward
Not dexterous; clumsy.
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  1. Not dexterous; clumsy.
  2. Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
  3. Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
  1. Awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous
  2. Awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  3. Gauche; inept:
Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
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  1. Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
Lacking or showing a lack of skill or competence; bungling or clumsy:
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  1. Lacking or showing a lack of skill or competence; bungling or clumsy:
  2. Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
  3. Clumsy or bungling
Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
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  1. Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
  2. Awkward; clumsy; bungling
  1. Not skillful.
  2. (Obsolete) Ignorant.
  3. Not skillful; having little or no skill or dexterity; awkward
Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of elephants.
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  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of elephants.
  2. Like an elephant in size or gait; huge, heavy, slow, clumsy, ungainly, etc.
  3. An island of southeast Egypt in the Nile River below the First Cataract near Aswan. In ancient times it was a military post guarding the southern frontier of Egypt. A series of Jewish papyrus documents dating from the 5th century bc were discovered at Elephantine in the early 1900s.
Made or done with great effort; not effortless and natural; strained
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  1. Made or done with great effort; not effortless and natural; strained
  2. Of an action that is difficult to perform.
  3. Produced or done with effort:
Dull and lacking grace or fluency:
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  1. Dull and lacking grace or fluency:
  2. That seems heavy; bulky; massive
  3. Labored and dull
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