from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
- n. An inept person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. inept; clumsy; awkward; not adroit
- n. Somebody who is inept, or lacking in skill, or talent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of a quality opposed to adroitness; clumsy; awkward; unskillful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not adroit or dexterous; inexpert; clumsy; awkward; unhandy; bungling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not adroit
We sometimes refer to this kind of behavioral mistake as "maladroit".
Q: You talked with journalists and jihadists and found some odd things, such as maladroit bombers ...
Alan Johnson said immigration policy had been "maladroit".
He says this and previous Governments have been "maladroit" (I think that means they have been shite as Governments) in the handling of immigration >
Interviewed by Andrew Neil, Peter Hain admitted that government failure on housing and migration had heightened the BNP's appeal, and, in an interview in this morning's Independent, Alan Johnson elaborates on his claim that successive governments have been "maladroit" in handling immigration.
Alan Johnson admits Labour has been 'maladroit' in its handling of ministers to acknowledge they've made a shambles of immigration - and then two weekend, with the universal rejection of his international transaction
Alan Johnson admits Labour has been 'maladroit' in its handling of ministers to acknowledge they've made a shambles of immigration - and then two
In a speech, Mr Johnson said Labour had been "maladroit" in its handling of the issue and also accepted some parts of Britain were "disproportionately" affected by immigration, with an influx of new arrivals putting a "strain" on jobs and services.
Immigration has proved a particularly sensitive issue in the UK with the British National Party (BNP) growing in support according to some polls and home secretary Alan Johnson admitting that the government's handling of immigration had increased pressure on public services and had been "maladroit".
"maladroit" in their handling of the issue - said immigration had been good for Britain