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These are often clumsy but they give the proceedings the virtue of unpredictability. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is either a clumsy attempt to be generous or wishful thinking of a quite deluded kind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His boss makes a clumsy attempt to make him feel better. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Much of the gig is devoted to his clumsy attempts at relationships and the pain of being eternally single. The Sun (2010)Cash is so awkward and clumsy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They can still feel out of place, clumsy and awkward. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But without this, it can look incredibly awkward and clumsy. The Sun (2010)Yet Mum herself was no less clumsy. Seminary Boy (2006)If the latter, perhaps he could try to be a little less clumsy? The Times Literary Supplement (2013)One expects really big heavyweights to be lumbering creatures, powerful but as clumsy as the larger dinosaurs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)People who have spent second homes on their smiles don't like to eat awkward or clumsy things. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The plan is'simply a clumsy attempt to bring in a new tax on the delivery of justice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It can also feel a bit mean or irrelevant to expose a subject's clumsy attempts at seduction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I find bacon rashers are far too clumsy and fat. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A translation that is clumsy or stilted will scream its presence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When you have to say it out loud, you realise what's clumsy and awkward. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: clumsy /ˈklʌmzɪ/ ADJECTIVE
A clumsy person moves or handles things in an awkward way.
As a child she was very clumsy.
- American English: clumsy
- Arabic: أَخْرَق
- Brazilian Portuguese: desajeitado
- Chinese: 笨拙的
- Croatian: nespretan
- Czech: nemotorný
- Danish: kluntet
- Dutch: onhandig
- European Spanish: torpe
- Finnish: kömpelö
- French: gauche maladroit
- German: ungeschickt
- Greek: άτσαλος
- Italian: maldestro
- Japanese: 不器用な
- Korean: 서투른
- Norwegian: klosset
- Polish: niezgrabny
- European Portuguese: desajeitado
- Romanian: neîndemânatic
- Russian: неуклюжий
- Spanish: torpe
- Swedish: klumpig
- Thai: งุ่มง่าม
- Turkish: sakar
- Ukrainian: незграбний
- Vietnamese: vụng về
Definition of clumsy from the Collins English Dictionary
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