Synonyms for (adjective) maladroit

Synonyms: maladroit

Definition: not adroit

Usage: a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve; a maladroit translation; maladroit propaganda

Similar words: left-handed, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered

Definition: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

Usage: a bumbling mechanic; a bungling performance; ham-handed governmental interference; could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature- Mary H. Vorse


Similar words: tactless, inept

Definition: revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

Usage: an inept remark; it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable


Similar words: uncoordinated

Definition: lacking the skillful and effective interaction of muscle movements

Usage: his movements are uncoordinated; an uncoordinated toddler


Similar words: unmechanical, nonmechanical

Definition: (of a person) lacking mechanical skills