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Jan. 17, 2009 - maladroit

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maladroit
[ mal uh droit ]
adjective (maladroitly adv., maladroitness n.)

Definition:
lacking in adroitness; unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless: to handle a diplomatic crisis in a very maladroit way.

Etymology:
[ French : mal-, mal- + adroit, adroit; see adroit. ]

Example:
Bush's final press conference was, at best, a maladroit, awkward, and typically belated attempt at final fence-mending before the president leaves office for good. --Bush's Final Press Conference: White House Interns Forced To Fill Seats, the Huffington Post
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