ill-chosen :

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  • s  not elegant or graceful in expression

  • This time it was Agriculture Secretary Earl Lauer Butz, who in ten ill-chosen words managed to insult both Italians and Catholics everywhere.
  • Despite later trying to clarify the statement by claiming that he was talking about the strength of American workers, not economic indicators, McCain's ill-chosen words would haunt .
  • Barack Obama's ill-chosen words have caused a stir, but both candidates face challenges with working-class white voters.

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