maladroit


maladroit

adjective

  1. lacking in adroitness; unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless: to handle a diplomatic crisis in a very maladroit way.

adjective

  1. showing or characterized by clumsiness; not dexterous
  2. tactless and insensitive in behaviour or speech

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

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