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English definition of “ham-fisted”

ham-fisted

adjective   /ˌhæmˈfɪs.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ mainly UK (US ham-handed)
doing things in an awkward or unskilled way when using the hands or dealing with people: The report criticizes the ham-fisted way in which complaints were dealt with.Inability and awkwardness
(Definition of ham-fisted adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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