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clumsyadjective

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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clumsily
adverb uk   /ˈklʌm.zəl.i/  us   /ˈklʌm.zəl.i/
clumsiness
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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clumsyadjective

 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)
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