Maladroit Mal`a*droit", a. [F. See {Malice}, and {Adroit}.] Of a quality opposed to adroitness; clumsy; awkward; unskillful. -- {Mal"a*droit`ly}, adv. -- {Mal`a*droit"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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