Clumsier
Clumsy Clum"sy, a. [Compar. {Clumsier}; superl. {Clumsiest}.] [OE. clumsed benumbed, fr. clumsen to be benumbed; cf. Icel. klumsa lockjaw, dial. Sw. klummsen benumbed with cold. Cf. 1st {Clam}, and 1st {Clamp}.] 1. Stiff or benumbed, as with cold. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy; unhandy; hence; ill-made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as, a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a clumsy gesture; a clumsy excuse. [1913 Webster]

But thou in clumsy verse, unlicked, unpointed, Hast shamefully defied the Lord's anointed. --Dryden.

Syn: See {Awkward}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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