[ mal uh droit ]
adjective (maladroitly adv., maladroitness n.)
lacking in adroitness; unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless: to handle a diplomatic crisis in a very maladroit way.
[ French : mal-, mal- + adroit, adroit; see adroit. ]
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