One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘in her haste she was clumsy’
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
2‘a clumsy contraption’
unwieldy, unmanageable, cumbersome, bulky, hulking, heavy, solid, awkward, unmanoeuvrable
3‘he said a clumsy farewell’
gauche, awkward, graceless, unpolished, unsubtle, crude, uncouth, boorish, crass
tactless, insensitive, thoughtless, inconsiderate, undiplomatic, indelicate, impolitic, injudicious, ill-judged
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