What part of speech is “oafish”

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an oafish person is generally clumsy, awkward, or foolish. Its usage in this form describes a person, typically used in a scornful manner. For instance, you may refer to someone as oafish if they have said or done something clumsy or thoughtless.

this term tends to be used for strong, disapproving criticism, rather than the more lighthearted description of an individual’s natural awkwardness.

1. He was an oafish character, blundering his way through life.

2. It was clear the audience was uncomfortable with her oafish behavior.

3. She was known for her oafish sense of humor.

this term should not be used to lightly describe someone’s clumsiness or general awkwardness in the way people normally use words like 'klutzy'. To use 'oafish' could be considered insulting.

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