[mal-uh-droit] /ˌmæl əˈdrɔɪt/

lacking in adroitness; unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless:
to handle a diplomatic crisis in a very maladroit way.
showing or characterized by clumsiness; not dexterous
tactless and insensitive in behaviour or speech

1670s, from mal- + adroit. Related: Maladroitly; maladroitness.


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