klutziness, n.
/klut"see/, adj., klutzier, klutziest. Slang.
1. clumsy; awkward: If you weren't so klutzy you wouldn't have dropped it.
2. unwieldy; bulky or awkward: a klutzy pair of boots.
3. inept or thoughtless; boneheaded: a klutzy remark.
[1960-65, Amer.; KLUTZ + -Y1]

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