Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lack of address; want of tact; awkwardness; rudeness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Bad address; an awkward, tactless, or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun awkwardness, rudeness or a lack of politeness or tact when speaking to someone

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Examples

  • The maladdress of the king and his appeals to foreignpowers only very gradually made him unpopular.

    The Psychology of Revolution

  • 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.

    Sir Nigel

  • 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.

    Sir Nigel

  • Timidity and maladdress do not retard perils by ignoring them.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 6

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