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maladroit

mal·a·droit

maladroit

 
 
pronunciation:
mae l droIt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: not skillful; clumsy; tactless.
The senator is under pressure to apologize for her maladroit remarks about women on welfare.
synonyms:
clumsy, inept, unskillful
antonyms:
adroit, skillful
similar words:
artless, awkward, crude, gauche, ham-handed, heavy-handed, tactless, ungainly, unhandy
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derivations: maladroitly (adv.), maladroitness (n.)
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