maladroit maladroit  /ˌmæ ləd ˈrɔ ɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not adroit

Usage(s):

  1. Asperger applied the term "autism" to children who were socially maladroit, developed bizarre obsessions and yet were highly verbal and seemingly quite bright.
  2. The new politician's style was politically maladroit, offending educators and laymen alike, while threatening their pocketbooks.

News

  • 10 Sticky iPhone Cases With Good Grip

    If you're a little maladroit, we can help you keep a hold of your iPhone with some handy cases that offer some seriously secure gripping features. Perfect for the butter-fingered among us, our selection of 10 colorful covers will ensure that your phone never slips from your fingers again. See also: Get a Grip: 10 Easy-to-Hold iPad Cases Take a look through our grippy gallery above. Have we ...
    on October 4, 2013     Source: Mashable

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Quotes

  1. "Arsene exists completely for football," said Thuram. "He will never change. He has always stuck to this one philosophy of beautiful football. William is someone Arsene has supported in the past. What William said was maladroit but I cannot...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Lilian Thuram Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Chris Patten, the EU's external relations commissioner, said the US move was "unnecessary and politically maladroit", and would make it far harder to persuade countries such as Germany - which pays a quarter of the EU budget - to give more for...
    on Dec 12, 2003 By: Chris Patten Source: guardian.co.uk

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