What is the antonym of “daintily”?
The antonyms of daintily are clumsily and awkwardly. The antonyms clumsily and awkwardly convey a lack of grace or finesse in movement or behavior.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Lacking grace or skill in movement or action.
He clumsily spilled the coffee on the table, making a mess.
Lacking ease or grace in movement or behavior; causing embarrassment or discomfort.
She awkwardly stumbled over her words during the presentation, making the audience feel uncomfortable.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Clumsily describes a lack of skill or coordination in movement or action.
- 2Awkwardly describes a lack of ease or grace in movement or behavior, often causing embarrassment or discomfort.
Good things to know
- 1Describing Movement: Use clumsily and awkwardly to describe movements that lack grace or coordination.
- 2Describing Behavior: Use awkwardly to describe behavior that lacks ease or grace, often causing embarrassment or discomfort.
- 3Giving Feedback: Use these antonyms to provide constructive feedback on movement or behavior that needs improvement.
The antonyms clumsily and awkwardly describe a lack of grace or finesse in movement or behavior. Use them to describe movement or behavior that needs improvement, give feedback, or add detail to your writing.