18 / 05 / 2009

CLUMSY: meaning and examples

Good morning.

I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Today's word is: clumsy (adj.)

Meaning: moving or doing things in a very awkward way. Lacking grace in movement or posture. (For more information about the adjective awkward, see the Daily Vitamin from November 25th, 2003.)

Example 1:
His teenage daughter is so clumsy; she drops something every 5 minutes.

Example 2:
His clumsy fingers couldn't untie the knot.

We can also use clumsy to describe situations or processes.

Example 3:
The complaints procedure in the restaurant is clumsy and difficult; that's why the clients don't use it.

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