Definition of cloddish in English:

cloddish

Line breaks: clod|dish
Pronunciation: /ˈklɒdɪʃ
 
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adjective

  • Foolish, awkward, or clumsy: they stood there looking stiff and cloddish
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    • Dumb, cloddish things are announced grandly, as though they were meaningful observations about the human condition.
    • These cloddish white appropriations of hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass and dancehall are dis-spiritingly, missing-the-point funkless and morosely male.
    • We know what you're thinking and we thought the same thing at first - holsters that trumpet themselves as ‘one-size-fits-all’ are sure to be cloddish compromises.

Derivatives

cloddishly

adverb
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  • The beamed dining room, for example, is pleasant and proper, neither cloddishly rustic or oppressively smart.
  • The creature then proceeds to rear its ugly head in a few dimly lighted and cloddishly edited murder scenes.
  • This is all cloddishly written, though explicit in the extreme.

cloddishness

noun
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  • But the transparency and cloddishness of such a sudden lurch insulted a large segment of the population.
  • It was a horrible bit of thuggery, to be sure, but the sheer cloddishness of the crime soon overwhelmed the outrage.
  • Alpha, the resident caveman, is played by Charlie Russo with the lumbering cloddishness popularly associated with prehistoric males.

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