Translation of cack-handed in Spanish:


torpe, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌkækˈhændəd/ /kakˈhandɪd/

See Spanish definition of torpe


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    patoso Spain informal
    • It is difficult to conceive a more cack-handed, clumsy way of running a regional fund programme, even assuming there was a case on enhanced economic performance grounds for doing so.
    • He said: ‘I can only describe it as an amateurish, cack-handed attempt at health promotion by some staggeringly inept students.’
    • Yesterday, though, there were no such difficulties as the belly putter he adopted just a few weeks back, and the cack-handed grip with which he has been experimenting these past few days, combined to take him out in 32 and back in 30.
    • In the same way that referees who call too much attention to themselves on the pitch demean the spectacle by disrupting everyone's concentration, cack-handed sportscasters are also an obstacle to our enjoyment of live sport.
    • From what I'm led to believe it's all been done in a bit of a cack-handed way and in essence it seems he does not care.
    • The subtlety of the original, and the intensity rendered as much by its bleak, thoughtful ending as the stark black and white visuals, are entirely absent from this cack-handed renovation.
    • But I do know good music from bad music, and I can tell the difference between talented musicians and tone-deaf cack-handed wannabes with no sense of rhythm.
    • It's just an excuse, really, to dissolve traditional barriers of class and upbringing and simply marvel at how cack-handed people are when they try and do things they know nothing about.
    • I know the police are overstretched but I don't think they leave the investigation of attempted murders to cack-handed private investigators.
    • Some paintings seem unresolved, even cack-handed.
    • Clearly his is a cack-handed attempt to cash in on the growing public desire to take wild places into the ownership and control of the communities that live around them.
    • But have we really got to the stage where a single joke, however cack-handed, brings a whole profession into disrepute?
    • So instead I ask the straight girls amongst you to help out the naïve and cack-handed man in your life.
    • But why should an English-based paper want to stir things in such a cack-handed fashion?
    • But in pragmatic terms, it was the most cack-handed loss of a golden opportunity.
    • The lies listed above may seem obvious or cack-handed, but remember that they don't have to stick.
    • It would not be the first example of an unusually cack-handed attempt to get his message across last week.
    • Did they deliberately conceal what was going on in a cack-handed attempt to allay public panic?
    • In a kind of cack-handed way, I believe that the public takes a lead from institutions.
    • While this is, at first glance, a compliment, it turns out to be a rather cack-handed one.