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synonyms for clumsy

  • bulky
  • heavy-handed
  • inept
  • ponderous
  • ungainly
  • unwieldy
  • all thumbs
  • blundering
  • blunderous
  • bumbling
  • bungling
  • butterfingered
  • clownish
  • crude
  • elephantine
  • gauche
  • gawkish
  • gawky
  • graceless
  • ham-handed
  • heavy
  • helpless
  • hulking
  • ill-shaped
  • incompetent
  • inelegant
  • inexperienced
  • inexpert
  • lubberly
  • lumbering
  • lumpish
  • maladroit
  • oafish
  • splay
  • stumbling
  • unable
  • unadept
  • uncoordinated
  • uncouth
  • undexterous
  • uneasy
  • unhandy
  • unskillful
  • untactful
  • untalented
  • untoward
  • weedy
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antonyms for clumsy

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  • adroit
  • agile
  • athletic
  • clever
  • coordinated
  • couth
  • dexterous
  • expert
  • graceful
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Truth be told, he’s always been a clumsy fit for this league of superstars with well-earned street cred — the Allen Iversons and Stephon Marburys.
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Scientists tell us that from the point of view of optics the human eye is a clumsy instrument poorly contrived for its work.
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With which magnanimous sentiment he turned on his clumsy heel, and entered his apartment again.
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They merely used such instruments as fate offered, however trivial, however clumsy.
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