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He had been maladroit, he thought, had lost his presence of mind.

For the first time since he had been my pupil, I found Guy nervous, maladroit.

This most delicate lady was to teach him to be reckless, foolhardy, maladroit.

Tipped over by no maladroit handling of corkscrew, but downright deliberate intention!

His mind was narrow, maladroit, provoking, disparaging and ingenious rather than just.

There were moments during coffee which reminded him of the maladroit hospitalities of the Five Towns.

He proceeded honestly to pay it, but with a maladroit manner, as one unaccustomed to the currency.

The strife which had begun between the poet and the maladroit agents of the Great Frederick was becoming serious.

When one wants to marry, he generally does so in spite of the obstacles which maladroit legislation may have piled up.

Suppose he should prove to be a man of low tastes, of vulgar and spendthrift habits, a maladroit and intermeddling king?

WORD ORIGIN

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

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