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Describing clumsiness and awkward movements - thesaurus

Synonyms

clumsy

adjective

a clumsy person moves in a way that is not careful or graceful, and breaks things or knocks against them

awkward

adjective

slightly wrong and not attractive or graceful

ungainly

adjective

not moving in an attractive or graceful way

wooden

adjective

a dancer who is wooden moves in a very stiff way that does not look natural or graceful

uncoordinated

adjective

not graceful or able to control how you move

heavy

adjective

used about a way of moving that is slow and not graceful

jerky

adjective

a jerky movement consists of several separate short movements

convulsive

adjective

convulsive movements are violent and difficult to control

have two left feet

to be not at all graceful when you move, dance, or play sport

be all fingers and thumbs

to be unable to do a small difficult job because you cannot control your fingers well enough

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accident-prone

adjective

likely to hurt yourself or break something as a result of an accident

awkwardly

adverb

with difficulty or in a way that is not graceful

butterfingers

noun

informal someone who has a tendency to drop things

clodhopper

noun

informalold-fashioned someone who often accidentally breaks things or knocks things over

doddering

adjective

shaking slightly when you are walking or moving, especially because you are old

flat-footed

adjective

Britishinformal not quick or graceful when you move

halting

adjective

with a lot of pauses between words or movements, often because of a lack of confidence

heavy-handed

adjective

not showing delicate, graceful, or skilful qualities

jarring

adjective

making your body move suddenly and unexpectedly

klutz

noun

mainly Americaninformal someone who often drops things or has accidents

robotic

adjective

used for describing very stiff movements of someone’s body, for example in some types of modern dancing

stilted

adjective

stilted movements or words are not relaxed and natural

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