Antonyms of adj clumsy

4 senses of clumsy

Sense 1
gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy -- (lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair")

INDIRECT (VIA awkward) -> graceful -- (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)

Sense 2
awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen -- (not elegant or graceful in expression; "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?")

INDIRECT (VIA infelicitous) -> felicitous -- (exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style; "a felicitous speaker")

Sense 3
awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unwieldy) -> wieldy -- (easy to handle or use or manage; "a large but wieldy book")

Sense 4
bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetent -- (showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf")

INDIRECT (VIA unskilled) -> skilled -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Similarity of adj clumsy

4 senses of clumsy

Sense 1
gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy -- (lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair")
       => awkward (vs. graceful) -- (lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot")

Sense 2
awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen -- (not elegant or graceful in expression; "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?")
       => infelicitous (vs. felicitous) -- (not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy")

Sense 3
awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly -- (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")
       => unwieldy (vs. wieldy), unmanageable -- (difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape; "we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter"; "almost dropped the unwieldy parcel")

Sense 4
bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetent -- (showing lack of skill or aptitude; "a bungling workman"; "did a clumsy job"; "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf")
       => unskilled (vs. skilled) -- (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship")

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