An action that lacks smooth movement or results in a mistake or an accident might be called clumsy.

a man tripping over something

  • Todd is a very clumsy man. He trips over things all the time.
  • Sophia made a clumsy mistake on her tax forms.
  • The young man’s clumsy attempt to ask the girl out on a date actually succeeded.
  • The soccer player who made a clumsy error on the field cost his team the game.
  • Sorry, I’m so clumsy today.

man's leg wound around a computer cordHe’s so clumsy!

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February 13, 2013