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mal·a·droit

 (măl′ə-droit′)
adj.
Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
n.
An inept person.

[French : mal-, mal- + adroit, adroit; see adroit.]

mal′a·droit′ly adv.
mal′a·droit′ness n.

maladroit

(ˌmæləˈdrɔɪt)
adj
1. showing or characterized by clumsiness; not dexterous
2. tactless and insensitive in behaviour or speech
[C17: from French, from mal badly + adroit]
ˌmalaˈdroitly adv
ˌmalaˈdroitness n

mal•a•droit

(ˌmæl əˈdrɔɪt)

adj.
lacking in adroitness; awkward.
[1665–75; < French, Middle French]
mal`a•droit′ly, adv.
mal`a•droit′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.maladroit - not adroitmaladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"

maladroit

adjective clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept, cack-handed (informal), inexpert, unskilful, unhandy, ham-fisted or ham-handed (informal) Some of his first interviews with the press were rather maladroit.

maladroit

adjective
1. Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement:
Slang: klutzy.
Idiom: all thumbs.
2. Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform:
3. Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
Translations

maladroit

[ˈmæləˈdrɔɪt] ADJtorpe

maladroit

adj, maladroitly
advungeschickt

maladroit

[ˌmæləˈdrɔɪt] adjmaldestro/a
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