Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of a clod; earthy; hence, earthly; base; low.
  • Clownish; boorish; doltish; uncouth; ungainly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling clods; gross; low; stupid; boorish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like a clod, a person who is foolish, stupid or parochial.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to lumpy soil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective heavy and dull and stupid

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Examples

  • Edgar spares us the spectacle of a make-believe Lamour, it's studded with other vignettes and dubious representations of historical figures: a charm-free Ginger Rogers, a blank-slate Charles Lindbergh, a cloddish Robert F. Kennedy and an appallingly crude approximation of Richard Nixon.

    'J. Edgar': Hoover's Life, in a Dramatic Vacuum

  • An overwhelming majority of my friends have dating horror stories, filled with bad manners and cloddish moments.

    Diana Bianchini: Upsize Love

  • Sometimes her balancing is cloddish (as deliciously cheesy as it is, her snap 'n b spin on Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" feels like a forced union of Old Mariah and New Mariah), and sometimes it's acrobatic.

    Imperfect is no excuse

  • An overwhelming majority of my friends have dating horror stories, filled with bad manners and cloddish moments.

    Diana Bianchini: Upsize Love

  • An overwhelming majority of my friends have dating horror stories, filled with bad manners and cloddish moments.

    Diana Bianchini: Upsize Love

  • Sometimes her balancing is cloddish (as deliciously cheesy as it is, her snap 'n b spin on Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" feels like a forced union of Old Mariah and New Mariah), and sometimes it's acrobatic.

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  • David Berkowitz, in contrast, went right for the red devil, not just unpredictable but purely mad, a quiet, cloddish man wandering the night streets like a monster.

    Grand Fury

  • In any event, the doors swing to nearly perpendicular to the body, making it possible to alight gracefully on the tall, upright chairs, rather than execute anything so low-born and cloddish as "sitting."

    Rolls-Royce Builds a Real Car20%

  • In any event, the doors swing to nearly perpendicular to the body, making it possible to alight gracefully on the tall, upright chairs, rather than execute anything so low-born and cloddish as "sitting."

    Rolls-Royce Builds a Real Car

  • The lumbering "ships of the desert" are not as cloddish as they seem?

    Dubai Camel Milk Producers Hope To Export 'Camelicious' Brand (PHOTOS)

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  • "American Sign Language displays a grammatical economy that English doesn't have: with a twist of the wrist or an extra revolution of the arm (for varying the spatial signal gives SL much of its grammar), a verb can be inflected to convey a nuanced spectrum of meanings that in english requires CLODDISH circumlocution." - Talking Hands by Margalit Fox

    November 17, 2008