maladroitness maladroitness

Definition(s):

  • (n) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

Usage(s):

  1. First, with typical maladroitness, he patted his wife's fanny in a Dan Rather interview.
  2. Yet they can find themselves in political hells caused, in part, by their emotional maladroitness.
  3. It may have once been a monstrous 793 carets, before a jeweler's maladroitness and a few subsequent refinements chopped it to the mere 109-caret chunk it is today.
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