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- n. The condition of being maladroit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being maladroit; clumsiness; awkwardness; want of skill or tact.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
Rhee's political maladroitness was not hers alone.
In person, Cuccinelli's charged public persona is softened, if not subverted, by a skewed sense of humor -- he's a "Monty Python" aficionado -- and a certain goofy maladroitness.
Karen Hughes, a media-savvy George Bush confidante who ran the state department's public diplomacy from 2005 until her resignation in late 2007, was criticised from all sides of the political spectrum for her ignorance of foreign affairs and maladroitness in dealing with the Muslim world.
The breathtaking maladroitness of Harry Reid's allowing this resolution to come to a vote on the Senate floor is matched only by the intergalactic stupidity of the original MoveOn ad.
No other artform can in fact tolerate such an incorrigible affirmation of maladroitness among its practitioners.
“No other artform can in fact tolerate such an incorrible affirmation maladroitness among it practioners” is a wonderful statement and might even be true.
There are in fact, new and worthwhile voices–amidst the doppelgangers that desire for fans to mistake maladroitness and repetition for homage and nostalgic value.
His olive branch has thus turned into a boomerang; once again, this Prime Minister is on the floor, felled by a combination of gross policy error and maladroitness.
The self-centeredness and social maladroitness are still there.
The eagerness with which La Briere had met the father, and the flattery of his attention to the family pride of the ex-merchant, showed Canalis his own maladroitness, and determined him to select a special role.
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