What is the difference between clumsy and foolish?

clumsy | foolish |


As adjectives the difference between clumsy and foolish

is that clumsy is awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous while foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a noun clumsy

is a person.

clumsy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous
  • He's very clumsy . I wouldn't trust him with carrying the dishes.
  • Not elegant or well-planned, lacking tact or subtlety
  • It is a clumsy solution, but it might work for now.
    What a clumsy joke...
  • awkward or inefficient in use or construction, difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  • Noun

    (clumsies)
  • A person.
  • Synonyms

    * butterfingers * klutz

    See also

    * clumsies

    Anagrams

    * *

    foolish

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
  • :
  • *
  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
  • :
  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise

    Antonyms

    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness