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Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
An inept person.
[French : mal-, mal- + adroit, adroit; see adroit.]
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1. showing or characterized by clumsiness; not dexterous
2. tactless and insensitive in behaviour or speech
[C17: from French, from mal badly + adroit]
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lacking in adroitness; awkward.
[1665–75; < French, Middle French]
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|Adj.||1.||maladroit - 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"
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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.
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1. Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement:
Idiom: all thumbs.
2. Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform:
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maladroit[ˈmæləˈdrɔɪt] ADJ → torpe
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adv → ungeschickt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
maladroit[ˌmæləˈdrɔɪt] adj → maldestro/a
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