A Word A Day : Maladroit
Monday, 22nd October 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun & Adjective )
Pronunciation : màlle-dróyt
1. clumsy or insensitive in speech or behavior
2. showing lack of skill or tact
3. an inept person
4. lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
Mid-17th century - French à droit by right- properly % mis meaning improper
awkward, clumsy, inept, gauche, ungainly, inelegant, graceless, gawky, unskillful, ham-fisted, insensitive, ham-handed
dexterous, elegant, gracious, skillful, sensitive
• "The snare is rather MALADROIT
for the cardinal," replied the young man, smiling.
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