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heavy-handed

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2 lacking or showing a lack of nimbleness in using one's hands
  • felt heavy-handed and awkward when holding the newborn infant

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“Heavy-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heavy-handed. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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