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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 clum·sy /ˈklʌmzi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clum·sy a. [Compar. Clumsier superl. Clumsiest.]
 1. Stiff or benumbed, as with cold. [Obs.]
 2. Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy; unhandy; hence; ill-made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as, a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a clumsy gesture; a clumsy excuse.
 But thou in clumsy verse, unlicked, unpointed,
 Hast shamefully defied the Lord's anointed.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- See Awkward.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long
             ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly
             creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure
             out of his chair" [syn: gawky, clunky, ungainly,
      2: not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose
         style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing
         style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept
         than to repeat it now?" [syn: awkward, cumbersome, inapt,
          inept, ill-chosen]
      3: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape;
         "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome
         paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a
         rather ungainly instrument for a girl" [syn: awkward, bunglesome,
      4: showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman";
         "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a
         shelf" [syn: bungling, fumbling, incompetent]
      [also: clumsiest, clumsier]