(superl.) Without skill or grace; wanting dexterity, nimbleness, or readiness; stiff; awkward, as if benumbed; unwieldy; unhandy; hence; ill-made, misshapen, or inappropriate; as, a clumsy person; a clumsy workman; clumsy fingers; a clumsy gesture; a clumsy excuse.
(1) In both, objective aggravation occurred in three or more steps over four days, progressing from minor finger clumsiness to total paralysis of the arm.
(2) Since she was 25-year-old, she had had insomnia which accompanied by choked feelings, palpitations, clumsiness of hands and anxiety.
(3) Salmond and his finance secretary, John Swinney, have pushed for Scotland to be given control over corporation tax, excise duties and greater borrowing powers in the new bill, but those measures were rejected as ill thought out and clumsy by the UK government and Labour.
(4) The problem is that, whilst severely affected children can be readily recognized, identification of mildly and moderately clumsy children is difficult.
(5) Clumsy US tactics and policies exacerbated a deteriorating situation.
(6) Several lines from the 1984 song were heavily criticised here and in Africa for being clumsy and patronising, including the one about no rivers flowing in Africa – the continent of the Nile, Congo and Niger.
(7) Ethanol impaired performance in most objective tests and produced clumsiness, muzziness, and mental slowness, but little drowsiness.
(8) The unfairly maligned camel is a model of sleek, practical and elegant design compared with the clumsy creature the coalition has produced.
(9) The arcane wiring when electricity came along, the subsequent clumsy rewiring; the cheap flat conversion in the 1960s; the constant saga of patch and mend from occupants who never have the money or vision to remake the whole thing from scratch - all this, and more, was paralleled on the WCML on an enormous scale.
(10) It is difficult to comprehend the logic of expecting improvements in this agenda while withdrawing half a billion dollars in funding to many service agencies, and leaving them poised precariously at the mercy of a clumsy and poorly executed “advancement” strategy.
(11) DZ but not O 60 was reported to have caused lethargy and clumsiness during subchronic treatment.
(12) A nine year-old girl admitted to our hospital complaining of clumsiness of hands and walking, disability of reading, headache and vomiting.
(13) Her main project is new girl Tai (the late Brittany Murphy) who arrives at school as a clumsy, unconfident "ugly duckling" ripe for making over – allowing the film to indulge in that wonderful 80s teen movie trope: the dressing up montage.
(14) Clinical syndromes were classified according to Fisher's criteria into pure motor hemiparesis (PM), sensorimotor stroke (SM) and ataxic hemiparesis (AH) including dysarthria clumsy hand syndrome.
(15) Observations by parents and teachers rated the clumsy children inferior to their controls in writing, sporting ability and clumsiness.
(16) Even if the move seemed dictatorial in the short term, it served to enshrine a constitution that in the long-term actually curtails Morsi's power – which to the Brotherhood makes his actions well-intentioned, if clumsy.
(17) The children with learning disabilities were divided into two groups--"clumsy" and "nonclumsy"--based on their scores on the motor impairment test.
(18) Fulham were furious in 2012 when Liverpool's attempt to take Clint Dempsey from them saw the Merseyside club deliver clumsy bulletins.
(19) Analysis of the data indicated that, as expected, the clumsy children with learning disabilities scored significantly lower than the children without learning disabilities (the control group).
(20) Abnormal clumsiness in otherwise normal children has often been associated with both perceptual and motor defects, but the cause of this problem remains unclear.
(a.) Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft.
(a.) Gay; playful; frolicsome.
(1) Does he really think, like those daft gender essentialists, that women are innately gentle and men are big brutes out for a ruck?
(2) I am of a similar vintage and, like many friends and fans of the series, bemoan the fact that we are generally treated by society as silly, weak, daft, soppy, prejudiced (even bigoted), risk-averse and wary of new situations.
(3) Album of the year: Random Access Memories - Daft Punk Daft Punk snatches record of the year from Macklemore's tiny fists.
(4) Osborne and Alistair Darling would be daft to rule out a 20% VAT band; don't expect them to admit as much this side of polling day.
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(6) The comedian Stephen Mangan called Cameron’s warning “panicky” and “daft”, while another comedian, Vikki Stone, shared a picture of herself hiding in the shed with a colander on her head and said: “Dear David Cameron I’m frightened.
(7) Daft Punk will make their first televised performance since 2008 , playing with artists including Stevie Wonder and Get Lucky collaborators Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
(8) It would be unfair – daft, even, and demeaning to the winner – to suggest Murray threw the match away after coming back from 2-5 in the fifth set and failing to convert any of three break points that would have left him serving for the match.
(9) I wanted to make something that, daft as it is, you could see it loads of times and spot something new each time.
(10) The clue is in the title: it takes a lot of work and rehearsal for a comedian to appear spontaneous, and this is a daft, enjoyable and impressively polished show from a comic with a natural flair for the absurd.
(11) Nile says: “The robots had an amazing vision!” Nile Rodgers accepts Daft Punk's International Group Award.
(12) So, yes, Daft Punk are very famous indeed, but the two Frenchmen sitting side by side on a sofa in a luxurious Paris hotel suite – Thomas Bangalter, 38, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, 39 – are very much not.
(13) He also helpfully presented the former prime minister with a way the policy could be made less daft.
(14) The more that other people sounded like Daft Punk, the harder it become for Daft Punk to do something new.
(15) Frankly, if anyone is daft enough to spend £1,000 on a handbag, it’s no skin off anyone else’s nose.
(16) At this perilous juncture, there's not much to be gained from saying that monetary union was always a daft idea.
(17) "Apart from anything else, with Superman returning to a cinematic landscape that now also has that other god-alien Thor, not to mention Iron Man, Hulk – hell, all the Avengers – it wasn't a daft move to avoid any winks to his inherent absurdity," he writes.
(18) Richard Curtis's film is a good-natured fantasy romance of such utterable daftness that it's impossible to dislike.
(19) Cycling into the hinterland of a foreign city with a reputation for violence and where few people speak English might sound like a daft idea, but for anyone remotely interested in cycling this is an unmissable experience – perhaps the world's greatest city bike ride.
(20) So, let's go back to the original question: is the man in charge of making these changes a bit daft?