clumsiness clumsiness  /ˈkləm zi nəs/


  1. (n) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
  2. (n) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  3. (n) the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)


  1. Clumsiness in Some Elderly Tied to Brain Changes

    Title: Clumsiness in Some Elderly Tied to Brain Changes Category: Health News Created: 6/10/2013 2:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  2. Brain Changes May Be Responsible For Clumsiness In Old Age

    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Often attributed to age-related decay in vision and physical prowess, incidents of clumsiness in seniors could actually be caused by changes in the brain, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis claim in a new study. Incidents in which older men and women have difficulty reaching for and/or grasping things, such as inability to ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Age-Related Clumsiness

    Clumsiness in older adults is linked to changes in the way they perceive objects, according to a new study.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: ThirdAge


  1. "The alcohol was enough of an issue that I missed the playoffs," said Beimel, who will turn 30 in April. "Beyond my clumsiness, I was out. The way I see it, I've played this game my whole life and I get to the big leagues and have a chance to...
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Joe Beimel Source:

  2. "Through either clumsiness or misunderstanding or outright error, they hurt him to the extent that he felt he had to step down," says Robert Malley, a former US Middle East peace negotiator now with the International Crisis Group.
    on Jan 1, 2010 By: Robert Malley Source: TIME

  3. "Despite the clumsiness of the Iraqi government there is some tangible, real progress, we don't want to squander that," Zebari said. "We turned around the corner, the country did not drag into civil war, it did not drag into sectarian war,...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: Bloomberg

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