1. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
    ham-handed governmental interference
    could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature
    a bumbling mechanic
    a bungling performance
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How To Use ham-fisted In A Sentence

  • Since I'd had my fill of postmodernist neoclassicism by the early '90s, Georges's ‘Temple’ paintings seemed rather ham-fisted to me at the time.
  • Manufacturers, pubs and bars are eager to head off what one industry insider said could become ‘some ham-fisted attempt to clamp down’.
  • Despite my ham-fisted attempts, under Rosemary's instruction my bread emerged perfect from the oven.
  • Further plot contrivances abound, including a gunshot wound that Michael simply shrugs off, all the priest's suspicions about Angela inexplicably dropped, and an illogical and ham-fisted final twist.
  • This bittersweet drama about three best buds and their midlife crises resumes its better-by-the-week second season following the premiere of the ham-fisted legal dramedy Franklin & Bash. Matt's Picks: May 30-June 2
  • The whole disc is jumbled riffing and passages that are ham-fistedly smashed together, making each ‘tune’ come plodding out of the speakers like a wet, grumbly fart.
  • Were it otherwise, it would remain at best a ham-fisted attempt to to ‘objectify’ the unalterably subjective.
  • There was more than enough in the story about the two main characters to fuel a charming, sweet, sensitive film without turning it all into some kind of ham-fisted slapstick or whatever it was supposed to be.
  • But the attempts were ham-fisted, to say the least.
  • Putting it explicitly in the script is ham-fisted and breaks the butterfly of imagination on the wheel of obtuse sarkiness.
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