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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed:

    a ham-handed apology.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed(adj)

    lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

    "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse


  1. ham-handed(Adjective)

    Clumsy, heavy, or inept; not delicate, light or gentle.

    Some of the dishes arrived damaged after their ham-handed moving efforts.


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