Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a maladroit manner; clumsily; awkwardly.

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  • adverb In a maladroit manner.

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  • adverb in a maladroit manner

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Examples

  • But those who run the game in Pakistan so maladroitly would do well to stick with Butt.

    Salman Butt: 'In these dark days for Pakistan, cricket can lift spirits'

  • They include rising economic insecurity, including the patchy and overpriced health insurance system that Obama is trying, maladroitly, to fix.

    John McQuaid: When the Political System Breaks, Other Stuff Breaks Too

  • If we were intelligently created, why was it done so maladroitly?

    Stuart Whatley: On Darwin's Birthday, Examining Why Evolution Is True

  • It's a rare horror movie and however the filmmakers may have endeavored to make more than just a horror movie doesn't knock this out of that category that really cares about people, however maladroitly that concern occasionally comes across.

    It's different for everybody

  • And that is race because the senator himself continues to speak maladroitly at best on the issue himself and it's becoming a very real issue for the senator.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2008

  • The line I've repeated to myself over the decades was spoken by Garth's grumbling gardener and eventual murderer, who is introduced as he attempts maladroitly to trim the kudzu from Garth's New Orleans plantation.

    Zomdingo

  • The man stumbled maladroitly, still holding his bleeding side.

    Mistborn

  • He immediately whipped his arm upward, throwing off her Pull, making her spin maladroitly in the air.

    Mistborn

  • She stumbled, slowing herself maladroitly, as if she had forgotten how to do anything other than run.

    Mistborn

  • He landed maladroitly, sweat dripping from his brow as the safe crashed to the wooden floor, throwing up splinters.

    Mistborn

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