Maladroit definition

mălə-droit
Maladroit is defined as a person with a lack of skills.

An example of a maladroit is a person who cannot perform even very simple tasks.

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The definition of maladroit is awkward or showing a lack of skills.

An example of a maladroit person is an employee who cannot accomplish the simplest tasks of the job.

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Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
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An inept person.
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Awkward; clumsy; bungling.
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Somebody who is inept, or lacking in skill, or talent.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maladroit
Plural:
maladroits

Origin of maladroit

  • French mal- mal- adroit adroit adroit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French maladroit, from mal- (“bad, badly") + adroit (“skilful")

    From Wiktionary