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Synonyms for clumsiness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness(noun)

    unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

    subnormality, maladroitness, deliberation, unsuitableness, backwardness, slowness, unsuitability, cumbersomeness, nuisance value, ineptness, stiffness, retardation, mental retardation, clumsiness, gracelessness, unhurriedness, deliberateness, awkwardness, worthlessness, unwieldiness, ineptitude

  2. awkwardness, clumsiness(noun)

    the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

    ineptitude, slowness, ineptness, awkwardness, clumsiness, cumbersomeness, maladroitness, gracelessness, nuisance value, stiffness, unwieldiness

  3. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness(noun)

    the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

    hardness, maladroitness, severeness, rigor, slowness, cumbersomeness, nuisance value, ineptness, stiffness, rigour, harshness, inclemency, clumsiness, gracelessness, ungracefulness, rigorousness, awkwardness, severity, rigourousness, unwieldiness, ineptitude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clumsiness(n)

    awkwardness, boorishness, clownishness, fatuity, folly, ill manners, ill-breeding, rudeness, stupidity, unmannerliness, unwisdom

    address, address, adroitness, courtesy, dexterity, discretion, ingenuity, manners, politeness, readiness, tact

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Translations for clumsiness

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  • Plumpheit, Unbeholfenheit, UngeschicklichkeitGerman
  • αδεξιότηταGreek
  • kömpelyysFinnish
  • inélégance, maladresseFrench
  • liopastachtIrish
  • otrombaságHungarian
  • sgraziataggine, goffaggine, inettitudineItalian
  • 不手際, ふき, ドジJapanese
  • მოუქნელობაGeorgian
  • неповоро́тливость, неуклю́жестьRussian
  • не̏згра̄пно̄ст, гло̏ма̄зно̄ст, nȅzgrāpnōst, glȍmāznōstSerbo-Croatian
  • klumpighetSwedish

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