from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. awkwardness, rudeness or a lack of politeness or tact when speaking to someone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Bad address; an awkward, tactless, or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of address; want of tact; awkwardness; rudeness.
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The maladdress of the king and his appeals to foreignpowers only very gradually made him unpopular.
It is the ancient law of arms that if two cavaliers start to joust, and one either by maladdress or misadventure fail to meet the shock, then his arms become the property of him who still holds the lists.
Timidity and maladdress do not retard perils by ignoring them.
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