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Maladroit   /mˌælədrˈɔɪt/   Listen

Not adroit.  "A maladroit translation" , "Maladroit propaganda"

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"Maladroit" Quotes from Famous Books

... maladroit arrangement of Capt. Drummond's!" said the lady. "What can we do to rectify it? A most stupid place ...
— Melbourne House, Volume 1 • Susan Warner

... By this series of maladroit acts Leicester had made himself so unpopular and distrusted in Holland that the Estates of that predominant province lost no opportunity of inflicting rebuffs upon him. Stung by the opposition he met and weary of a thankless task, the governor determined at the ...
— History of Holland • George Edmundson

... the additional and perhaps decisive consideration, that Gracchus, on whose personal influence everything depended, was just then establishing the Carthaginian colony in Africa, and that his lieutenant in the capital, Marcus Flaccus, played into the hands of his opponents by his vehement and maladroit actings. The "people" accordingly ratified the Livian laws as readily as it had before ratified the Sempronian. It then, as usual, repaid its latest, by inflicting a gentle blow on its earlier, benefactor, declining to re-elect him when he stood for the third time as a ...
— The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5) • Theodor Mommsen

... anxious to make it universally known, that Australia is not a conquered country; and successive Secretaries of State, who write to their governors in a tone like that in which men of sour tempers address their maladroit domestics, have repeatedly commanded that it must never be forgotten "that our possession of this territory is based on ...
— The Bushman - Life in a New Country • Edward Wilson Landor

... the rest of the day, as all the women in France were so soon to be enchanted.[1] This, as he expected, amply reconciled her to the uncouthness and clumsiness of his conversation, which was at least as maladroit and as spiritless in the presence of a duchess as it was in presences ...
— Rousseau - Volumes I. and II. • John Morley

Words linked to "Maladroit" :   ham-fisted, awkward, butterfingered, inept, adroit, bumbling, heavy-handed, handless, ham-handed, unmechanical, left-handed, tactless, uncoordinated, bungling, nonmechanical

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