Synonyms of clumsy in English:

clumsy


See definition of clumsy

adjective

1‘in her haste she was clumsy’

SYNONYMS

awkward, uncoordinated, ungainly, graceless, ungraceful, inelegant, gawky, gauche, gangling, cloddish, blundering, lumbering

bungling, bumbling, fumbling, inept, maladroit, unskilful, inexpert, unhandy, accident-prone, like a bull in a china shop, all fingers and thumbs

informal cack-handed, ham-fisted, ham-handed, butterfingered, with two left feet, hulking

North American informal klutzy

ANTONYMS

graceful

2‘a clumsy contraption’

SYNONYMS

unwieldy, unmanageable, cumbersome, bulky, hulking, heavy, solid, awkward, unmanoeuvrable

ANTONYMS

elegant

3‘he said a clumsy farewell’

SYNONYMS

gauche, awkward, graceless, unpolished, unsubtle, crude, uncouth, boorish, crass

tactless, insensitive, thoughtless, inconsiderate, undiplomatic, indelicate, impolitic, injudicious, ill-judged

ANTONYMS

tactful