noun see clumsy

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  • Clumsiness — Clum si*ness, n. The quality of being clumsy. [1913 Webster] The drudging part of life is chiefly owing to clumsiness and ignorance. Collier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clumsiness — index abortion (fiasco) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clumsiness — noun /ˈklʌm.zi.nəs/ A lack of coordination or elegance; the condition or quality of being clumsy. He dropped them not out of spite, but out of clumsiness …   Wiktionary

  • clumsiness — clumsy ► ADJECTIVE (clumsier, clumsiest) 1) awkward in movement or performance. 2) difficult to use; unwieldy. 3) tactless. DERIVATIVES clumsily adverb clumsiness noun. ORIGI …   English terms dictionary

  • clumsiness — See clumsily. * * * …   Universalium

  • clumsiness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. maladroitness, ineptitude, ungainliness, heavy handedness; see awkwardness 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • clumsiness — clum·si·ness || klÊŒmzɪnɪs n. unwieldiness; awkwardness; lack of gracefulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clumsiness — clum·si·ness …   English syllables

  • clumsiness — See: clumsy …   English dictionary

  • clumsiness — noun 1. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training • Syn: ↑awkwardness, ↑ineptness, ↑ineptitude, ↑maladroitness, ↑slowness • Derivationally related forms: ↑slow (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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