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clunky

1. Physically heavy and unwieldy. Do these clunky bracelets looks stupid with such a sleek dress?
2. Awkward and ineffectual. This paragraph is kind of clunky—I would take it out.

clunky

mod. ponderous and inefficient. I got rid of all the clunky stuff. Now it’s lean and mean.
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But, after calling it off, it's not long before her cat goes missing, a neighbour meets a CLUNKY Predictable nasty end and her most intimate moments are being secretly filmed and emailed to work colleagues.
Jenson Button expressed disappointment on Saturday at the progress made on his clunky McLaren, but said he took some satisfaction in qualifying ahead of the Red Bulls.
WARFARE Z The game is set in a Dubai beset by guerrillas SHOOTER Z The thoughtful game is weakened by shooting mechanics that feel clunky and fraught at times
In a blog post on Scientific Computing, NASA CIO Linda Cureton noted that, although NASA no longer needs mainframes, "there is still a requirement for mainframe capability" in environments where the need for "extremely reliable, secure transaction-oriented business applications" outweighs the inconvenience of mainframes' clunky user interfaces and the expense of running them.
I had an affection for the clunky, comfortable, quiet headset, but when the ANR electronics went belly up for the second time, I was stuck with a fancy-looking paperweight.
Bulky, clunky and ultra sturdy Stein glasses are everyone's favorite drinking vessel.
Though visually stunning at times, the game suffers from clunky controllers and a barrage of characters whose fighting abilities often skew relative to their size, which, for players who have skipped the past eleven or so installments, could result in many frustrating mismatches.
Summary: One of Hong Kong's tallest skyscrapers declined to hold a Dutch charity exhibition of clogs because of worries the clunky footwear would bring bad luck, according to news reports Sunday.
Despite a few stumbles and rare bits of clunky description, including a chaotic ending, Buchanan delivers one of her best novels, full of twists and surprises and a view of Miami that is fresh and energetic." OLINE H.
A clunky beast, and some might think a rather clunky piece of humour too, it added further colour to what, in fairness, was a dynamic oneman show, showcasing the work of a songwriter who, after all, attracted the patronage of none other than the Beatles for whose Apple label he recorded his first album.
Likewise, the World War II monument, rushed to completion after badgering from big swingers like Tom Hanks and Bob Dole, is a clunky checklist of a memorial that overwhelms with an assault of fountains, flags, plaques, obelisks, and concrete.
A quirky, acrobatic, almost cartoonish portrayal of a push-pull romantic relationship--in which the woman wears a short red dress and clunky Doe Martens boots--Gimme's theatrical gimmick involves a length of rope that often tethers the woman to her partner.
Though he tries hard to imitate the heroes who constitute the subject of his study, Pearce's prose is often either mushy or clunky. As an instance of the former, consider the following appraisal of Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday: "The particular novel ...
The clunky heap of black padding she once used to transport her laptop can be a thing of the past.
It came from a company called Archos, and though it was sort of clunky looking and jittered a bit when it played the MP3s I had illegally downloaded from Napster, it really did hold an astonishing amount of music.