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synonyms for maladroitness

  • ignorance
  • ineptitude
  • amateurishness
  • artlessness
  • boorishness
  • coarseness
  • crudeness
  • gawkiness
  • gracelessness
  • greenness
  • inability
  • incompetence
  • ineptness
  • rudeness
  • tactlessness
  • uncouthness
  • ungainliness
  • unskillfulness
  • cloddishness
  • inexpertness
  • oafishness
  • uncoordination

antonyms for maladroitness

MOST RELEVANT
  • politeness
  • sophistication
  • artfulness
  • cleverness
  • convenience
  • dexterity
  • ease
  • easiness
  • elegance
  • grace
  • handiness
  • skill
  • straightforwardness
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How to use maladroitness in a sentence

The words, taken in a new acceptation, reveal the charming maladroitness of a northern barbarian kneeling before a Roman beauty.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
Ricasoli had been driven from office by his own maladroitness and Garibaldi's wild, aimless opposition.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
He was playing with the colonel's offering as a child plays with fire, with the same intent face and meddlesome maladroitness.
WITCHING HILLE. W. HORNUNG
There was one old hunter in the stables who loyally carried the young man without taking advantage of his maladroitness.
BLUEBELLMRS. GEORGE CROFT HUDDLESTON
But it was too late now to engage in the struggle, and the minority was to expiate its doctrinairism and maladroitness.
HISTORY OF THE COMMUNE OF 1871P. LISSAGARY
Besides, she was rather ashamed of her maladroitness in mistaking Lord Chilminster for a common motor-man.
GOLDEN STORIESVARIOUS
An illustration of this piquant maladroitness recurs to my memory as I write.
FIFTEEN CHAPTERS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHYGEORGE WILLIAM ERSKINE RUSSELL
"I--I ought to have reflected," murmured the school-master, covered with confusion at his maladroitness.
THE STILLWATER TRAGEDYTHOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH
Its proprietor said what he could in extenuation of its maladroitness.
WHEN GHOST MEETS GHOSTWILLIAM FREND DE MORGAN
This being the case, Lucilla's good humour was perfectly restored, and she had forgiven Tom his maladroitness.
MISS MARJORIBANKSMRS (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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