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adverb as in crudely

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More clumsily, fireworks stand in for the Big Bang and a potato and peas are invoked to explain relativity.

He clumsily sipped from the dainty straw of a blasphemously non-bourbon beverage and smiled broadly as he talked to fellow bros.

Bruder, who teaches at Western Carolina University, says the techniques in The Flames of War often are handled clumsily.

Schaeffer is at least trying, if somewhat clumsily, to put them into conversation.

After firing that off, he clumsily asked what a plantation mentality is.

Talpers sought to detain him, but the Chinese hurried back to his old white horse and climbed clumsily into the saddle.

Meanwhile the old lady climbed not without difficulty up the rough, clumsily built staircase, with a rope by way of a hand-rail.

Before she could answer, he had actually blushed, wheeled clumsily, and gone hastily back.

He took the battered volume—a pamphlet clumsily encased in boards, and drew his hand across its rough sides caressingly.

Astonished at the splendor of her diamonds, he had in his own court clumsily asked if they were all real.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clumsily, such as: awkwardly, bunglingly, gawkily, and stumblingly.

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