maladdress /mal-ə-dresˈ/
1. Awkwardness
2. Clumsiness
3. Tactlessness
ORIGIN: Fr maladresse

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anglicized form of maladresse.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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} …  

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