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Meaning of MALADROIT

Pronunciation:  `malu'droyt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"

MALADROIT is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, inept, left-handed, nonmechanical, tactless, uncoordinated, unmechanical
 Antonyms: adroit
 See Also: awkward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mal`a*droit"\, a. [F. See {Malice}, and {Adroit}.]
Of a quality opposed to adroitness; clumsy; awkward;
unskillful. -- {Mal"a*droit`ly}, adv. -- {Mal`a*droit"ness},

Thesaurus Terms
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