Maladdress Mal`ad*dress", n. [Mal- + address.] Bad address; an awkward, tactless, or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one. --W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster]

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  • maladdress — /mal ə dresˈ/ noun 1. Awkwardness 2. Clumsiness 3. Tactlessness ORIGIN: Fr maladresse * * * maladdress anglicized form of maladresse …   Useful english dictionary

  • maladdress — noun awkwardness, rudeness or a lack of politeness or tact when speaking to someone …   Wiktionary

  • maladdress — /mæləˈdrɛs/ (say maluh dres) noun gaucheness; awkwardness. {French maldresse} …   Australian English dictionary

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