Rough or clumsy and unintelligent: oafish behaviour
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- He's a nasty, stupid, oafish and worryingly devious main character and put up against Homer, it's inevitable which one the public would go for.
- And her smallness fills the room and makes everything else in it seem oafish and awkward in comparison, including me.
- He called me a stupid, oafish, little girl in front of EVERYONE the night I met him.
stupid, foolish, idiotic, cretinous;
ungainly, loutish, clumsy, awkward, gawkish, lumbering, ape-like, bearish, cloddish, clownish, doltish, Neanderthal, uncouth, uncultured, boorish, lumpen, rough, coarse, crass, brutish, blockish, rough-hewn, ill-mannered, badly behaved, unrefined, unsophisticated
informal clodhopping, blockheaded, moronic, boneheaded, half-witted, dumb, lamebrained, chuckleheaded, thickheaded
British informal yobbish
North American informal chowderheaded
- Example sentences
- Though he remains oafishly convinced what happened was consensual, it seems clear that what happened was an act of sheer brutality.
- She was never again to be so oafishly destroyed, going on to master every new game on every new system as the form has evolved.
- Then 9th Level supervision Mistress dragged me away oafishly, while I kicked her and screamed ‘ABUSE!’
- Example sentences
- Congress, in its collective ham-fisted oafishness, dictated that the government place restrictions on access to spacecraft tracking information.
- Throughout, Fisher is Laurel to Bob's Hardy, the former maneuvering sardonically around the latter's oafishness via a series of wisecracks on the absurdity of their incarceration.
- That paean to one man's oafishness and insensitivity, Curb Your Enthusiasm, is built around a comedian who couldn't make it in stand-up because he was too abrasive.
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