adjective Date: circa 1889 awkward, clumsy

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  • bunglesome — unglesome adj. awkward to move or use especially because of shape; as, a load of bunglesome paraphernalia. Syn: awkward, clumsy, ungainly. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunglesome — adjective 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, ↑clumsy, ↑ungainly …   Useful english dictionary

  • bunglesome — /bung geuhl seuhm/, adj. clumsy or awkward. [1885 90, Amer.; BUNGLE + SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bunglesome — bun·gle·some …   English syllables

  • unhandy — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Inconvenient] Syn. awkward, ill arranged, unwieldy, ill contrived, bothersome, clumsy, ill adapted, cumbersome, discommodious, unfit, disadvantageous, inappropriate, unsuitable, hampering, cumbrous. Ant. convenient*,… …   English dictionary for students

  • awkward — adj 1. unskillful, unhandy, inexpert, inefficient, inept, incapable, inapt; clumsy, lubberly, left handed, Inf. all thumbs; maladroit, bungling, blundering, bumbling, bunglesome, heavy handed. 2. uncouth, agrestic, rustic, gauche, backward;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bungling — adj clumsy, awkward, bunglesome, gauche, maladroit; blundering, botching, stumbling, tripping; ungainly, lubberly, gawky, oafish, graceless, ungraceful; inept, unskillful, unaccomplished, inexpert, incompetent, stupid …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • gauche — adj 1. ill bred, ill mannered, uncouth, unrefined, unpolished, unladylike, ungentlemanly; coarse, indelicate, crude, cloddish; vulgar, ordinary, common; piggish, boorish, gross; tactless, insensitive, imperceptive, crass; dull, dense, mutton… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • inexpert — adj unskilled, untrained, unschooled, untutored, unpracticed, unseasoned, green, inexperienced; incompetent, unskillful, left handed, maladroit, bunglesome; unhandy, inept, clumsy, awkward, bungling, bumbling, blundering …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lumbering — adj 1. clumsy, awkward, ungraceful, ungainly; oafish, doltish, cloddish, heavy footed, lubberly, bearish, bovine, lumpish, hulking; stodgy, stolid, heavy, unwieldy, ponderous; stiff, uneasy, wooden, gawky, constrained. 2. bungling, blundering,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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