Meaning of “clumsy” in the English Dictionary

"clumsy" in English

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uk /ˈklʌm.zi/ us /ˈklʌm.zi/

awkward in movement or manner:

The first mobile phones were heavy and clumsy to use, but nowadays they are much easier to handle.
My attempts to apologize were very clumsy (= not said well).

B2 A clumsy person often has accidents because they do not behave in a careful, controlled way:

That's the third glass you've smashed this week - you're so clumsy!

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adverb uk /ˈklʌm.zəl.i/ us /ˈklʌm.zəl.i/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈklʌm.zi.nəs/ us /ˈklʌm.zi.nəs/

(Definition of “clumsy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clumsy" in American English

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us /ˈklʌm·zi/

awkward in movement or manner:

I’m so clumsy – I keep dropping things.

Clumsy also means done in an awkward or embarrassing way:

He subsequently wrote a letter to the magazine in an admittedly clumsy try at explaining his viewpoint.

Something that is clumsy is too big or complicated to be dealt with easily:

She would be at the mercy of a clumsy bureaucracy.

(Definition of “clumsy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)