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Definition 1: the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for clumsiness in the sense of this definition

(clumsiness is a kind of ...) characteristic way of bearing one's body

"stood with good posture"

(... is a kind of clumsiness ) an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression

(... is a kind of clumsiness ) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant

(... is a kind of clumsiness ) the property of moving with pain or difficulty

"he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"

Definition 2: the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for clumsiness in the sense of this definition

(clumsiness is a kind of ...) the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

(... is a kind of clumsiness ) the quality of being wooden and awkward

"he criticized the woodenness of the acting" "there was a certain woodenness in his replies"

(... is a kind of clumsiness ) the quality of being rustic or gauche

Definition 3: unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for clumsiness in the sense of this definition

(clumsiness is a kind of ...) a lack of cognitive skill

(... is a kind of clumsiness ) ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice

"his rustiness showed when he was asked to speed up"

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