Clunky is a word that is used to describe something that is not very smooth or elegant. Clunky things often have a lot of parts that don't fit together very well.

  • The computer is very clunky because the mouse is not very accurate.

  • The shoes are very clunky because they are made out of a material that is not very soft.

Definition of clunky


lacking grace in movement or posture


clumsy, gawky, ungainly, unwieldy


making a clunking sound

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Example Sentences for clunky

  • 1

    The style was growing clunky and verbose.

  • 2

    The conglomeration makes the paragraph extremely clunky.

  • 3

    I agree with you about the clunky arbitrary breakage on the lists.

  • 4

    Together it would just be too long and clunky clunky.

  • 5

    And it wouldn't have to be clunky.

  • 6

    And the interface is a little clunky.

  • 7

    The writing is wordy and clunky.

  • 8

    I agree, what's there is clunky.

  • 9

    Repetitive words and pretty clunky.

  • 10

    Pictures make this article clunky.