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Clumsy vs Idiot - What's the difference?

clumsy | idiot |

As nouns the difference between clumsy and idiot

is that clumsy is a person while idiot is (slang|derogatory) a proponent of intelligent design.

As an adjective clumsy

is awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous.




  • 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

  • A person.
  • Synonyms

    * butterfingers * klutz

    See also

    * clumsies


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    Alternative forms

    * eejit * idjit, idget (eye dialect)


    (en noun)
  • (pejorative) A person of low general intelligence.
  • usage note This may be used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.
  • (obsolete, medicine, psychology) A person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    * genius