unskilfully

Translations

unskilfully

, (US) unskillfully
adv (= inexpertly)ungeschickt; (= clumsily)unbeholfen
References in classic literature ?
I was here in danger of losing my life by a compliment which the Portuguese paid the prince of a discharge of twelve muskets; one being unskilfully charged too high, flew out of the soldier's hand, and falling against my leg, wounded it very much; we had no surgeon with us, so that all I could do was to bind it hard with some cloth.
This mental exercise lasted until Biddy made a rush at them and distributed three defaced Bibles (shaped as if they had been unskilfully cut off the chump-end of something), more illegibly printed at the best than any curiosities of literature I have since met with, speckled all over with ironmould, and having various specimens of the insect world smashed between their leaves.
Having the natural feelings of a tradesman at finding that a job he should have been called in for had been unskilfully botched by his customers among themselves, he was disposed to say no.
He believed that the general practitioner who attended the family, and had called him in when the case grew serious, had treated Henrietta unskilfully, but professional etiquette bound him so strongly that, sooner than betray his colleague's inefficiency, he would have allowed him to decimate London.
In the entrance-hall stood the larger figures of the Greco-Buddhist sculptures done, savants know how long since, by forgotten workmen whose hands were feeling, and not unskilfully, for the mysteriously transmitted Grecian touch.
He was perhaps unlucky in serving in the Guards, who attacked with ferocity and manoeuvred unskilfully.
and the latter, ['The Pleasant Ballad'] at least, has been popular, as one now and then hears scraps of it among the peasants in different parts of England; but whether it was unskilfully amplified from the third ['John Barleycorn'], or the third happily abridged from it, does not now seem easy to be determined.
But the transferral of the adjective "ill" behind the word "deeds" (to form the antimetabole) creates a secondary reading of the phrase (one that Braunmuller regards as the primary meaning): John laments that often the sight of the means to do "poorly or unskilfully accomplished acts" makes the deeds performed by these agents poorly or unskillfully done (Braunmuller 226).