Synonyms and related words:
Doric, all thumbs, awkward, barbaric, barbarous, beautiless, blemished, blotted, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, cacophonic, cacophonous, careless, chintzy, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, coarse, crass, crude, cumbersome, defaced, disfigured, doggerel, dysphemistic, dysphemized, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, gross, ham-fisted, ham-handed, harsh, heavy-handed, homely, hulking, hulky, improper, impure, in bad taste, inappropriate, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, indiscreet, infelicitous, left-hand, left-handed, loutish, low, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit, marred, oafish, offensive, outlandish, plain, ponderous, raw, rough, rude, short on looks, sloppy, spoiled, stiff, tasteless, uglified, ugly, ugly as hell, ugly as sin, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, unbecoming, unbeseeming, uncomely, uncourtly, uncouth, undignified, uneuphonious, unfelicitous, unfitting, ungainly, ungenteel, ungraceful, unhandsome, unhandy, unlovely, unpleasing, unpolished, unpretty, unrefined, unseemly, unsightly, unsuitable, untasteful, unwieldy, vulgar

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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