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Definition of "maladroit" [mal•a•droit]

  • Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept. (adjective)
  • An inept person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "maladroit" in a sentence
  • "We sometimes refer to this kind of behavioral mistake as "maladroit"."
  • "Q: You talked with journalists and jihadists and found some odd things, such as maladroit bombers ..."
  • "Alan Johnson said immigration policy had been "maladroit"."