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awkward

  • 1 in-concinnus

        in-concinnus adj.,    inelegant, ungraceful, awkward: alquis: asperitas, H.

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  • 2 ineptus

        ineptus adj. with comp.    [2 in+aptus].—Of persons, absurd, awkward, silly, inept, impertinent: Quid est, inepta, quid vis? T.: ineptus Et iactantior hic paulo est, without tact, H.—Of things, absurd, unsuitable, unfit, impertinent: illa concedis <*>epta esse: causa, T.: ioca: chartae, waste-paper, H.: risu inepto res ineptior nulla est, Ct.: quid est ineptius quam, etc.
    * * *
    inepta, ineptum ADJ
    silly, foolish; having no sense of what is fitting

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  • 3 in-habilis

        in-habilis e, adj.,    unmanageable, unwieldy: navis inhabilis prope magnitudinis, L.: multitudo ad consensum, L.: hostibus, awkward, Ta.

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  • 4 īnsulsus

        īnsulsus adj. with sup.    [2 in+salsus], unsalted, without taste, coarse: gula.—Fig., bungling, awkward: bipennis, Iu.—Tasteless, insipid, silly, absurd: Fatuos est, insulsus, T.: in verbo non insulsum genus (ridiculi): adulescens: Insulsissimus homo, Ct.— Plur f. as subst. (sc. mulieres), silly creatures.
    * * *
    insulsa, insulsum ADJ
    boring, stupid

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  • 5 laevus

        laevus adj., λαιόσ, left, on the left side: manus: auris, O.: Pontus, to the left, O.: iter, V.: habena, H.: laevā parte, on the left, O.—As subst. n the left: fleximus in laevum cursūs, O.: In laevum conversus, Iu.: in laeva Italiae flexit iter, L.: Laeva tenent Thetis et Melite, the left, V.— Neut. As adv., on the left: Intonuit laevum, i. e. propitiously, V.: laevum extendere comas, Iu.— Fig., awkward, stupid, foolish, silly: mens, V.: o ego laevus, H.—Of ill omen, unfavorable, inconvenient, unfortunate, unlucky, bad, pernicious: Sirius laevo contristat lumine caelum, V.: Teque nec laevus vetat ire picus, H.: Numina, unfavorable gods, hostile deities, V.—In the language of augurs, fortunate, lucky, propitious (because the augur faced the south, and the east or propitious side was on the left; see sinister): omina: tonitru, O.
    * * *
    laeva, laevum ADJ
    left, on the left hand; from the left; unpropitious, unfavorable, harmful

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  • 6 rudis

        rudis e, adj.    [1 RAD-], unwrought, untilled, unformed, unused, rough, raw, wild: campus, V.: humus, O.: signa, O.: hasta, V.: textum, coarse, O.: Illa rudem cursu prima imbuit Amphitriten, inexperienced, Ct.—Fig., rude, unpolished, uncultivated, unskilled, awkward, clumsy, ignorant: forma ingeni: modus (tibicinis), O.: carmen, H.: discipulus: nescit equo rudis Haerere puer, H.: con iunx, Quae tantum lunas non sinit esse rudīs, O.: in disserendo: in re p. navali, L.: sermo nullā in re: Ennius ingenio maximus, arte rudis, O.: homines rerum omnium rudes ignarique: Graecarum litterarum: artium, L.: somni, i. e. sleepless, O.: gens ad oppugnandarum urbium artīs, L.: ad partūs, O.: natio ad voluptates, Cu.
    * * *
    rudis, rude ADJ
    undeveloped, rough, wild; coarse

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  • 7 rūsticus

        rūsticus adj.    [rus], of the country, rural, rustic, country-: vita haec rustica... iustitiae magistra est: instrumentum, Ph.: opus, T.: homo: colona, O.: mus (opp. urbanus), H.: regna, O.: Versibus alternis opprobria, H.: carcer, Iu.—As subst m., a countryman, rustic, peasant: omnes, urbani rustici, country folk: Rustice, fer opem, O.: ex nitido fit rusticus, H.—As subst f., a country girl: ego rustica, O.— Country-like, rustic, plain, simple, provincial, rough, coarse, gross, awkward, clownish: vox: Rusticus es, Corydon, V.: quid coeptum, rustice, rumpis iter? O.: convicia, O.: capior, quia rustica non est, very prudish, O.: mores, simple.
    * * *
    I
    rustica, rusticum ADJ
    country, rural; plain, homely, rustic
    II
    peasant, farmer

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  • 8 absurdus

    absurda, absurdum ADJ
    out of tune, discordant; absurd, nonsensical, out of place; awkward, uncouth

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  • 9 apsurdus

    apsurda, apsurdum ADJ
    out of tune, discordant; absurd, nonsensical, out of place; awkward, uncouth

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  • 10 cacozelia

    bad taste; affection of style; bad/faulty/awkward imitation (L+S)

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  • 11 inconcinnus

    inconcinna, inconcinnum ADJ
    awkward; clumsy

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  • 12 inhabilis

    inhabilis, inhabile ADJ
    difficult to handle; not fitted, awkward

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  • 13 scaevus

    scaeva, scaevum ADJ
    left, on the left; awkward

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  • 14 inconcinnus

    awkward, clumsy / without elegance / absurd, laughable

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  • 15 Aethiops

    Aethĭŏps (i long, Aethīops, Sid. Carm. 11, 18), ŏpis, m., = Aithiops [the Gr. geographers derived this word from aithô-ôps, and applied it to all the sunburnt, dark-complexioned races above Egypt].
    I.
    Subst., an Ethiopian, Plin. 2, 78, 80, § 189; Vulg. 2 Par. 12, 3; ib. Act. 8, 7.—
    B.
    Appel.
    1.
    A black man, negro:

    derideat Aethiopem albus,

    Juv. 2, 23:

    Aethiopas videri,

    Plin. 32, 10, 52, § 141.—
    2.
    A coarse, dull, awkward man, a blockhead:

    cum hoc homine an cum stipite Aethiope,

    Cic. Sen. 6; Juv. 6, 600; Flor. 4, 7.—
    II.
    Adj., Ethiopian; in the masc.:

    Aethiopes lacus,

    Ov. M. 15, 320:

    vir Aethiops,

    Vulg. Act. 8, 7.

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  • 16 asinus

    ăsĭnus, i, m. [acc. to Benfey, I. p. 123, and Hehn foll. by Curtius, an oriental word, perh. the Heb., asina; cf. Goth. asilus; Lith. asilas; Erse, assul; Celt. asen or assen; Engl. ass; and Gr. onos, which latter two forms the Lat. seems to have in combination], an ass.
    I.
    Lit., Cato, R. R. 10, 1; 11, 1; Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 14; 2, 6, 1 al.; Col. 6, 37, 8; 6, 7, 1 al.; Plin. 8, 43, 68, § 167 sqq. et saep.; Vulg. Gen. 12, 6; ib. Isa. 1, 3; ib. Luc. 13, 15; 14, 5 et persaepe.—Prov.:

    qui asinum non potest, stratum caedit,

    i. e. he, that cannot find the offender, avenges himself on the unoffending, Petr. 45, 8:

    in tegulis, of an odd appearance,

    id. 45, 63: ad lyram, of an awkward man, acc. to Varr. ap. Gell. 3, 16:

    sepulturā asini sepelietur, of a contemptible and unworthy man,

    Vulg. Jer. 22, 19.—
    II.
    Trop., an ass, a dolt, simpleton, blockhead:

    neque ego homines magis asinos umquam vidi,

    Plaut. Ps. 1, 2, 4; Ter. Heaut. 5, 1, 4. —Hence, as a term of insult:

    Quid tu autem huic, asine, auscultas?

    Ter. Ad. 5, 8, 12; id. Eun. 3, 5, 50:

    Quid nunc te, asine, litteras doceam? Non opus est verbis, sed fustibus,

    Cic. Pis. 30.

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  • 17 cacozelia

    căcŏzēlĭa, ae, f., = kakozêlia, a bad, faulty, awkward imitation, Sen. Contr. 4, 24 fin.; id. Suas. 7; Quint. 2, 3, 9 (written as Greek, id. 8, 6, 73; cf. kakozêlon; id. 8, 3, 56); cf. Diom. p. 446 P.

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  • 18 Fatua

    1.
    fătŭus, a, um, adj. [root fa, cf. for; properly, garrulous], foolish, silly, simple (class.; syn.: stultus, stolidus, insipiens, desipiens, stupidus, hebes, ineptus, insulsus, absurdus).
    I.
    Adj.: ego me ipsum stultum existimo, fatuum esse non opinor, Afran. ap. Isid. Orig. 10, 246:

    stulti, stolidi. fatui, fungi, bardi, blenni, buccones,

    Plaut. Bacch. 5, 1, 2:

    fatuus est, insulsus,

    Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 49:

    non modo nequam et improbus, sed etiam fatuus et amens es,

    Cic. Deiot. 7, 21:

    monitor,

    id. de Or. 2, 24, 99: homo, Poët. ap. Cic. de Or. 2, 67, 274:

    puer,

    Cic. Att. 6, 6, 3:

    nisi plane fatui sint,

    id. Fin. 2, 22, 70:

    mores,

    Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 18.—
    B.
    Poet. transf.
    1.
    Insipid, tasteless, of food: ut sapiant fatuae, fabrorum prandia, betae, Mart. 13, 13.—
    2.
    Awkward, clumsy, unwieldy:

    illa bipennem Insulsam et fatuam dextra tenebat,

    Juv. 6, 658.—
    II.
    Subst.: fătŭus, i, m., and fătŭa, ae, f., a fool, simpleton, a jester, buffoon.
    A.
    In gen., one who acts foolishly:

    paene ecfregisti, fatue, foribus cardines,

    Plaut. Am. 4, 2, 6; Cat. 83, 2; Juv. 9, 8.—
    B.
    Esp., kept by Romans of rank for their amusement:

    Harpasten, uxoris meae fatuam, scis hereditarium onus in domo mea remansisse... si quando fatuo delectari volo, me rideo,

    Sen. Ep. 50, 2; Lampr. Comm. 4, 3.—Hence, fătŭe, adv., foolishly, absurdly:

    plerumque studio loquendi fatue modo accedendum,

    Quint. 6, 4, 8 dub. (Spald. and Zumpt, fatui); Tert. adv. Herm. 10; id. de Pat. 6. —Hence,
    2.
    Fātŭus, i. m., another name for the prophesying Faunus; also called Fātŭ-ellus; while his sister, Fauna, who prophesied to females, was also called Fātŭa and Fātŭella, Lact. 1, 22, 9; Arn. 5, 18; Macr. S. 1, 12; Mart. Cap. 2, § 167; Just. 43, 1; Plin. 27, 12, 83, § 117 (dub.; Jan. fatuos).

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  • 19 Fatuella

    1.
    fătŭus, a, um, adj. [root fa, cf. for; properly, garrulous], foolish, silly, simple (class.; syn.: stultus, stolidus, insipiens, desipiens, stupidus, hebes, ineptus, insulsus, absurdus).
    I.
    Adj.: ego me ipsum stultum existimo, fatuum esse non opinor, Afran. ap. Isid. Orig. 10, 246:

    stulti, stolidi. fatui, fungi, bardi, blenni, buccones,

    Plaut. Bacch. 5, 1, 2:

    fatuus est, insulsus,

    Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 49:

    non modo nequam et improbus, sed etiam fatuus et amens es,

    Cic. Deiot. 7, 21:

    monitor,

    id. de Or. 2, 24, 99: homo, Poët. ap. Cic. de Or. 2, 67, 274:

    puer,

    Cic. Att. 6, 6, 3:

    nisi plane fatui sint,

    id. Fin. 2, 22, 70:

    mores,

    Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 18.—
    B.
    Poet. transf.
    1.
    Insipid, tasteless, of food: ut sapiant fatuae, fabrorum prandia, betae, Mart. 13, 13.—
    2.
    Awkward, clumsy, unwieldy:

    illa bipennem Insulsam et fatuam dextra tenebat,

    Juv. 6, 658.—
    II.
    Subst.: fătŭus, i, m., and fătŭa, ae, f., a fool, simpleton, a jester, buffoon.
    A.
    In gen., one who acts foolishly:

    paene ecfregisti, fatue, foribus cardines,

    Plaut. Am. 4, 2, 6; Cat. 83, 2; Juv. 9, 8.—
    B.
    Esp., kept by Romans of rank for their amusement:

    Harpasten, uxoris meae fatuam, scis hereditarium onus in domo mea remansisse... si quando fatuo delectari volo, me rideo,

    Sen. Ep. 50, 2; Lampr. Comm. 4, 3.—Hence, fătŭe, adv., foolishly, absurdly:

    plerumque studio loquendi fatue modo accedendum,

    Quint. 6, 4, 8 dub. (Spald. and Zumpt, fatui); Tert. adv. Herm. 10; id. de Pat. 6. —Hence,
    2.
    Fātŭus, i. m., another name for the prophesying Faunus; also called Fātŭ-ellus; while his sister, Fauna, who prophesied to females, was also called Fātŭa and Fātŭella, Lact. 1, 22, 9; Arn. 5, 18; Macr. S. 1, 12; Mart. Cap. 2, § 167; Just. 43, 1; Plin. 27, 12, 83, § 117 (dub.; Jan. fatuos).

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  • 20 Fatuus

    1.
    fătŭus, a, um, adj. [root fa, cf. for; properly, garrulous], foolish, silly, simple (class.; syn.: stultus, stolidus, insipiens, desipiens, stupidus, hebes, ineptus, insulsus, absurdus).
    I.
    Adj.: ego me ipsum stultum existimo, fatuum esse non opinor, Afran. ap. Isid. Orig. 10, 246:

    stulti, stolidi. fatui, fungi, bardi, blenni, buccones,

    Plaut. Bacch. 5, 1, 2:

    fatuus est, insulsus,

    Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 49:

    non modo nequam et improbus, sed etiam fatuus et amens es,

    Cic. Deiot. 7, 21:

    monitor,

    id. de Or. 2, 24, 99: homo, Poët. ap. Cic. de Or. 2, 67, 274:

    puer,

    Cic. Att. 6, 6, 3:

    nisi plane fatui sint,

    id. Fin. 2, 22, 70:

    mores,

    Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 18.—
    B.
    Poet. transf.
    1.
    Insipid, tasteless, of food: ut sapiant fatuae, fabrorum prandia, betae, Mart. 13, 13.—
    2.
    Awkward, clumsy, unwieldy:

    illa bipennem Insulsam et fatuam dextra tenebat,

    Juv. 6, 658.—
    II.
    Subst.: fătŭus, i, m., and fătŭa, ae, f., a fool, simpleton, a jester, buffoon.
    A.
    In gen., one who acts foolishly:

    paene ecfregisti, fatue, foribus cardines,

    Plaut. Am. 4, 2, 6; Cat. 83, 2; Juv. 9, 8.—
    B.
    Esp., kept by Romans of rank for their amusement:

    Harpasten, uxoris meae fatuam, scis hereditarium onus in domo mea remansisse... si quando fatuo delectari volo, me rideo,

    Sen. Ep. 50, 2; Lampr. Comm. 4, 3.—Hence, fătŭe, adv., foolishly, absurdly:

    plerumque studio loquendi fatue modo accedendum,

    Quint. 6, 4, 8 dub. (Spald. and Zumpt, fatui); Tert. adv. Herm. 10; id. de Pat. 6. —Hence,
    2.
    Fātŭus, i. m., another name for the prophesying Faunus; also called Fātŭ-ellus; while his sister, Fauna, who prophesied to females, was also called Fātŭa and Fātŭella, Lact. 1, 22, 9; Arn. 5, 18; Macr. S. 1, 12; Mart. Cap. 2, § 167; Just. 43, 1; Plin. 27, 12, 83, § 117 (dub.; Jan. fatuos).

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