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maladroit

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Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈdrɔɪt
 
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Definition of maladroit in English:

adjective

Inefficient or inept; clumsy: both men are unhappy about the maladroit way the matter has been handled
More example sentences
  • This has been an extremely clumsy maladroit approach on the part of the US economic team.
  • This he contrasts to the maladroit policies pursued by the natives after they acquired independence - which included high tariffs, industrial planning, labor protection, and the like.
  • I will only make one observation - the Chinese government has been extraordinarily maladroit over the past six months.
Synonyms

Origin

late 17th century: French.

Derivatives

maladroitly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • I groaned internally as I recalled the plane ride where I had maladroitly gotten sick all over Ross.
  • Legalist institutions that manage that pursuit maladroitly are ultimately swept away.
  • Small-scale land restitution to those who could prove they owned it before 1947 has been maladroitly handled.

maladroitness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately it appears that Mr Rahman's maladroitness precedes him.
  • Not only is the moment not particularly funny, its maladroitness ruins any momentum the film had been building.
  • Mishaps and maladroitness end in pairing for all, as their love ‘started in eternity and will last till doomsday’.

Words that rhyme with maladroit

adroit, dacoit, Detroit, doit, droit, exploit, quoit

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