done without care or finesse, often hurriedly or awkwardly.

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  • Clumsily — Clum si*ly, adv. In a clumsy manner; awkwardly; as, to walk clumsily. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clumsily — adv. Clumsily is used with these verbs: ↑try …   Collocations dictionary

  • clumsily — clumsy ► ADJECTIVE (clumsier, clumsiest) 1) awkward in movement or performance. 2) difficult to use; unwieldy. 3) tactless. DERIVATIVES clumsily adverb clumsiness noun. ORIGI …   English terms dictionary

  • clumsily — adverb in a clumsy manner (Freq. 1) he snatched the bills clumsily • Derived from adjective: ↑clumsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • clumsily — adverb see clumsy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clumsily — See clumsy. * * * …   Universalium

  • clumsily — Synonyms and related words: airily, any old way, any which way, anyhow, ass backwards, awkwardly, blunderingly, bunglingly, carelessly, casually, cumbersomely, cursorily, disregardfully, forgetfully, gracelessly, haphazardly, heedlessly, helter… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clumsily — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. crudely, gawkily, stumblingly, bunglingly; see awkwardly …   English dictionary for students

  • clumsily — adv. in an unwieldy manner; in an awkward manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clumsily — clum·si·ly …   English syllables

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