Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from clumse 'too cold to feel anything' (16-19 centuries), from a Scandinavian language


clum‧sy comparative clumsier, superlative clumsiest
1 moving in an awkward way and tending to make things fall over:
I felt clumsy, shy and awkward at the party.
a clumsy attempt to catch the ball
2 a clumsy object is not easy to use and is often large and heavy
3 a clumsy action or statement is said or done carelessly or badly, and likely to upset someone:
David made a clumsy attempt to comfort us.
clumsily adverb
clumsiness noun [uncountable]

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