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Maladroit is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band Weezer, released on May 14, 2002, through Geffen Records. Self-produced by the band themselves, the album is the first Weezer album to feature bassist Scott Shriner, following the departure of former bassist Mikey Welsh in 2001. The album features heavy metal riffs, uncommon to Weezer's previous releases.

Maladroit received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics. As of December 2007, the album has sold 605,000 copies in the United States, having reached a high of #3 on the US Billboard 200 and quickly going gold. Two singles were released from the album: " Dope Nose" and " Keep Fishin'".

The Collaborative International Dictionary


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.



adj. not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda" [ant: adroit]



a. inept; clumsy; awkward; not adroit n. Somebody who is inept, or lacking in skill, or talent.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


▪ A bothersome creature, willing, cheerful, purposeful, maladroit.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary


1670s, from mal- + adroit. Related: Maladroitly; maladroitness.

Usage examples of "maladroit".

I forget to list metaphysics along with religion, politics, and biological functions as maladroit subjects for polite conversation?

Our words had the energy and inflections of entertainment, but the jokes were feeble, maladroit, forced.

Then, upon reflection, it seemed a reasonable explanation for why a man so obviously maladroit would have a high post in the government.

Avosinger Pajunggeesh, the tale of an extraordinarily maladroit but lucky spaceman.

He explained the layout, introduced other employees with maladroit quips, and unapologetically boasted about the lavish decorations.

Crick, under the influence of her ninth cup of tea and her fourth hymn, ventured on the hope that it might continue fine, but a maladroit allusion on the part of the Saunders good man to the backwardness of garden crops brought the Feud stalking forth from its corner with all its old bitterness.

If the projected Elaine-marriage came off, and in spite of recent maladroit behaviour on his part he still counted it an assured thing, much of the immediate cause for estrangement between himself and his mother would be removed, or at any rate, easily removable.

He was hoping that when Welch had made the second of the two maladroit gear-changes which lay ahead of him, the conversation would turn in some other direction than the academic.

Her maladroit attempt to cover her lapse brought the heat of a blush to her cheeks.

I will regret having asked, but how did a literary maladroit like you ever receive a commission to write a book in the first place?

No doubt if any of the people on his maladroit crew had actually tried a stunt like that, they would have committed some hideous mistake and crashed into the wrong object.

They swarmed loud, uncouth about the temple, their heads thickplotting under maladroit silk hats.

But it has been, it is repeated, allowed to expire, and, as will be shown, owing mainly to the culpable negligence and maladroit management of those who have had charge of British interests.

There's decent money in stinging maladroits who want to dress up in camouflage gear and run around the New Jersey swamps learning how to "survive.

You can see the same performance take place practically any minute on any city pavement when two over-polite people, each bent on giving the right of way to the other, side-step with such maladroit effectiveness that they succeed only in blocking each other's way: given the right circumstances where two really super-sensitive souls encounter each other the whole embarrassing fandango can continue almost indefinitely.