Difference between clumsy and schoolboy
- lacking grace in movement or posture
- showing lack of skill or aptitude
- not elegant or graceful in expression
- difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
Gideon could see the places where the silver was wearing off the cane and he noticed a good deal of clumsy darning on the inside of the cloak, as though the lining had come away from the backing several times.
I might have understood how clumsy I was, when I was rearing my children in the most utter idleness and luxury, to reform other people and their children, who were perishing from idleness in what I called the den of the Rzhanoff house, where, nevertheless, three-fourths of the people toil for themselves and for others.
Overall, this is a clumsy, uneven affair which, by the time the final credits roll, grates.
- a boy attending school
Not convinced by these public schoolboys!
The 27-year-old, who is in training for next summer's Olympic Games, began his swimming career at the Longsight baths by competing in galas there as a schoolboy.
The Brits, with their propensity for schoolboy humour and scatology, deal with the subject by uproarious laughter.