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maladroit definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda" [ant: adroit]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: French, from Middle French, from mal- + adroit Date: 1685 lacking adroitness ; inept Synonyms: see awkward maladroitly adverb maladroitness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. clumsy; bungling. Derivatives: maladroitly adv. maladroitness n. Etymology: F (as MAL-, ADROIT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Maladroit Mal`a*droit", a. [F. See Malice, and Adroit.] Of a quality opposed to adroitness; clumsy; awkward; unskillful. -- Mal"a*droit`ly, adv. -- Mal`a*droit"ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as maladroit, you mean that they are clumsy or handle situations badly. (FORMAL) Some of his first interviews with the press were rather maladroit. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Awkward, clumsy, unskilful, unskilled, bungling, unhandy, inapt, inexpert.

Moby Thesaurus

all thumbs, awkward, base, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, brash, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cumbersome, deficient, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, halting, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed, hulking, hulky, imperfect, impolitic, inadequate, incompetent, inelegant, inept, insufficient, left-hand, left-handed, little, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, mean, mediocre, not comparable, not in it, oafish, out of it, petty, ponderous, shabby, sloppy, small, stiff, stumbling, trivial, uncouth, undiplomatic, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unskilled, unskillful, untactful, unwieldy



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