Simple Definition of maladroit
: very awkward : not skillful or adroit
Full Definition of maladroit
: lacking adroitness : inept
Examples of maladroit
The governor has been criticized for his maladroit handling of the budget crisis.
<some maladroit steering on her part caused the bicycle to go crashing into the bushes>
Origin of maladroit
French, from Middle French, from mal- + adroit
First Known Use: 1685
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