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See definition of lubberly on Dictionary.com
  • as inclumsy
  • as inoafish

synonyms for lubberly

  • 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
  • lumbering
  • lumpish
  • maladroit
  • oafish
  • splay
  • stumbling
  • unable
  • unadept
  • uncoordinated
  • uncouth
  • undexterous
  • uneasy
  • unhandy
  • unskillful
  • untactful
  • untalented
  • untoward
  • weedy
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antonyms for lubberly

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  • adroit
  • agile
  • athletic
  • clever
  • coordinated
  • couth
  • dexterous
  • expert
  • graceful
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    How to use lubberly in a sentence

    I've watched yo' fur hours when I wur a great lubberly lad, an' when yo' gettin' to be a woman it wur th' same thing.
    ONE DAY AT ARLEFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
    It makes me sick to think of having to trust to an accident like that, like a lubberly cockney out for a boozy Bank Holiday sail.
    THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
    This was done in a lubberly and irregular manner, as if little concert or order prevailed on board them.
    MILES WALLINGFORDJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
    I do not say that the cutter is downright lubberly, Master Pathfinder; but she has faults, and great faults.
    THE PATHFINDERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
    I did that, sir, said a great lubberly fellow, stepping forward; and preciously I cut my knuckle gain his mouth.
    OLIVER TWIST, VOL. I (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
    Now you lubberly sons of swabs have got me on a lee-shore with all anchors draggin!
    CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
    She was his pet; why give her up to be sailed by a lubberly Frenchman?
    YANKEE SHIPS AND YANKEE SAILORS: TALES OF 1812JAMES BARNES
    It was in one of the lubberly houses of the Place Vendôme that the poet of the keyboard died a few days later.
    MARSE HENRY (VOL. 2)HENRY WATTERSON
    They told of a unique and spirited way the Indians had of catching these huge, lubberly fish.
    VIRGINIA: THE OLD DOMINIONFRANK W. HUTCHINS AND CORTELLE HUTCHINS
    You infernal scoundrel; how dare you preach to me in such a way, you lubberly rascal?
    VARNEY THE VAMPIRETHOMAS PRESKETT PREST
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