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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. not adroit;
- Example: "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"
- Example: "a maladroit translation"
- Example: "maladroit propaganda"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maladroit \Mal`a*droit"\, a. [F. See Malice, and Adroit.] Of a quality opposed to adroitness; clumsy; awkward; unskillful. -- Mal"a*droit`ly, adv. -- Mal`a*droit"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

maladroit adj 1: not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda" [ant: adroit]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "maladroit": all thumbs, awkward, base, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, brash, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cumbersome, deficient, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, halting, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed, hulking, hulky, imperfect, impolitic, inadequate, incompetent, inelegant, inept, insufficient, left-hand, left-handed, little, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, mean, mediocre, not comparable, not in it, oafish, out of it, petty, ponderous, shabby, sloppy, small, stiff, stumbling, trivial, uncouth, undiplomatic, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unskilled, unskillful, untactful, unwieldy