Meaning of “clumsy” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈklʌmzi/

B2 Clumsy people move in a way that is not controlled or careful enough, and often knock or damage things.


If you behave in a clumsy way, you upset people because you are not careful about their feelings:

a clumsy attempt to be friendly

Clumsy objects are large, not attractive, and often difficult to use.

clumsily adverb
clumsiness noun [ U ]

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