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1. lacking grace in movement or posture (Freq. 4)
- a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
- clumsy fingers
- what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
- heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
gawky, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy
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Derivationally related forms:
ungainliness (for: ungainly), clumsiness, gawk (for: gawky), gawkiness (for: gawky)
2. not elegant or graceful in expression (Freq. 1)
- 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?
awkward, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen
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Derivationally related forms:
ineptness (for: inept), inaptness (for: inapt), clumsiness, awkwardness (for: awkward)
3. showing lack of skill or aptitude
- a bungling workman
- did a clumsy job
- his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf
bungling, fumbling, incompetent
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incompetency (for: incompetent), incompetence (for: incompetent), clumsiness
4. 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
awkward, bunglesome, ungainly
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unwieldy, unmanageable
Derivationally related forms:
awkwardness (for: awkward)

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