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  • as inclumsy
  • as ingauche

synonyms for ham-handed

  • bulky
  • heavy-handed
  • inept
  • ponderous
  • ungainly
  • unwieldy
  • all thumbs
  • blundering
  • blunderous
  • bumbling
  • bungling
  • butterfingered
  • clownish
  • crude
  • elephantine
  • gauche
  • gawkish
  • gawky
  • graceless
  • 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

antonyms for ham-handed

MOST RELEVANT
  • adroit
  • agile
  • athletic
  • clever
  • coordinated
  • couth
  • dexterous
  • expert
  • graceful
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How to use ham-handed in a sentence

"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Lawrence handed the General the mysterious message and Schofield read it with a darkened brow.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Still, if such an envelope should be handed him, he would breathe easier until it was opened.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The landlord handed him his bill—'Two weeks board at five dollars—ten dollars.'
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Just smiled, a sardonic sort of grimace, and unbuckled his belt and handed it over without a word.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Lessard's high-handed squelching of MacRae had thrown everything out of focus.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The Frenchman read the letter, reseated himself, and with a bow handed back the note.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
One glance at his face told me that he was in trouble, and without a word I pushed him into my chair and handed him a drink.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Georgie handed the paper to her cousin, the latter clapped her hands with glee.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
One of the new servants entered the room and handed a letter to Hilda, and left the room and shut the door.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
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