maladroit


mal·adroit

adjective \ˌma-lə-ˈdrit\

: very awkward : not skillful or adroit

Full Definition of MALADROIT

:  lacking adroitness :  inept
mal·adroit·ly adverb
mal·adroit·ness noun

Examples of MALADROIT

  1. The governor has been criticized for his maladroit handling of the budget crisis.
  2. <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

Rhymes with MALADROIT

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