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See definition of maladroit on Dictionary.com
  • adj.awkward, clumsy
  • adj.tactless

synonyms for maladroit

  • all thumbs
  • blundering
  • bumbling
  • bungling
  • clunky
  • floundering
  • gauche
  • halting
  • heavy-handed
  • inept
  • inexpert
  • klutzy
  • lumbering
  • stumbling
  • two left feet
  • ungraceful
  • unhandy
  • unskillful
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antonyms for maladroit

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  • able
  • capable
  • diplomatic
  • nice
  • sensitive
  • skillful
  • tactful
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How to use maladroit in a sentence

Truly people here are extraordinarily maladroit in spite of the French wit!
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
Pacing slowly in her dark garden, Enid Crofton's pulse quickened at the recollection of those maladroit, hungry kisses.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
Might makes right, often enough in a maladroit fashion, but sometimes it comes as a real blessing.
IN THE LAND OF MOSQUES & MINARETSFRANCIS MILTOUN
They swarmed loud, uncouth about the temple, their heads thickplotting under maladroit silk hats.
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
That evening Camille drew Rose aside, and asked for an explanation of her "maladroit."
WHITE LIESCHARLES READE
It is a maladroit interpretation that would have Paul cry down James and the Twelve.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSG. G. FINDLAY
But as he was closing the carriage door he was so maladroit as to drop the bouquet; only a single violet remained in his hand.
TALES OF TWO COUNTRIESALEXANDER KIELLAND
For a moment the girl appears to have forgotten her purpose, or else she executes it in a manner sufficiently maladroit.
THE WILD HUNTRESSMAYNE REID
This, it will be seen, is but the emphasizing of the lead already given by the maladroit speech of Mr. Goschen.
SKETCHES IN THE HOUSE (1893)T. P. O'CONNOR
Naudé does not neglect to censure Cardan for his maladroit attempts to read the future.
JEROME CARDANWILLIAM GEORGE WATERS
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