maladresse etymology

French word maladresse comes from French adroit (Skilful, apt, skilled (possessing skill, skilled).), French adresser ((reflexive, with à) to address. (transitive) to direct.), Latvian addresser, French mal-

Detailed word origin of maladresse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
adroit French (fra) Skilful, apt, skilled (possessing skill, skilled).
adresser French (fra) (reflexive, with à) to address. (transitive) to direct.
addresser Latvian (lav)
mal- French (fra) Badly; wrongly. Denotes the opposite of the unprefixed form.
adresse French (fra) Address (the description of a location). Skill, adroitness.
maladresse French (fra) Awkwardness. Clumsiness. Mistake, blunder. Tactlessness.

Words with the same origin as maladresse

Descendants of adresser
maladroit
Descendants of mal-
malaise malcommode malentendu malfaisant malfamé malfaçon malfaçonné malhabile malheureux malhonnête malhonnêtement malhonnêteté malingre malnutrition malodorant malpoli malpropre malsonnant maltraiter malvoyant