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Definitions and Synonyms of butterfingered | Another word for butterfingered | What is butterfingered?

Definition 1: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where butterfingered or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bumbling mechanic
  • a bungling performance
  • ham-handed governmental interference
  • could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature

Synonyms for butterfingered in the sense of this definition

(butterfingered is similar to ...) not adroit

"a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve" "a maladroit translation" "maladroit propaganda"

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