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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In the manner of a clumsy, stupid person or a simpleton, dunce, or blockhead

Usage examples (15)
  • People look up as the van bumps oafishly over the curb.
  • Frank, oafishly, bent down to the bear, tugging its fur again.
  • The enemy forces had swept this area, stupidly and oafishly, and wouldn't be back soon.
  • Photographs of me oafishly sitting on a couch watching TV, staring blankly at walls thinking about how things aren't going my way. for more
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