maladroit


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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
References in classic literature ?
Out of which maladroit delay sprang anxieties, disappointments, shocks, catastrophes, and passing-strange destinies.
It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbors without taking so much trouble; we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances, by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations.
The snare is rather MALADROIT for the cardinal," replied the young man, smiling.
Carlos was so mechanically maladroit I'm amazed he figured out how to do it.
Plus tot dans le week-end, le FC Barcelone, trop maladroit, a concede un deuxieme nul consecutif, cette fois devant Getafe (0-0), et laisse du meme coup
Mrs May must take the blame for her maladroit election campaign.
The minister has meanwhile underlined the keenness of the government of the Sudan to strengthen further the relations between eh two countries saying Khartoum looks forwards to the coming visit by President Salva Kiir Maladroit to the Sudan in the coming two days.
You will agree that the request by the Shah, as part of the agreement, to expel Ayatollah Khomeini, who then was living quietly in Iraq, must rank as one of the most maladroit decisions made by a political leader in the second half of the 20th century.
We are constrained to state that the respondent-contemnor, in his own way, has treated this Court as a laboratory and has made a maladroit effort to play, possibly thinking that he can survive on the ventilators long as he can," the apex court further stated.
Panfilo Lacson, a former chief of the Philippine National Police, was appalled at the maladroit handling of Espinosa's execution and has called for a Senate probe.
The young Frankenstein proves to be a magnetic busybody around the lab and a hopeless social maladroit out of it, obsessed with a desire to overcome death by infusing life into an inanimate body.
Enfant, Smain apprend, par un instituteur plutot maladroit, qu'il est un enfant adopte.