It is an adjective.
Meaning: awkward.Something which is lacking in adroitness.It is used to indicate something out of course and is bad.
Root of the word : mal = bad, malicious, malign, malice, malignant, malodorous, malevolence, malady, anomalous, maladroit
Synonyms: incomplete, gawky, clumsy, ungainly, gauche, inept, lumbering, inept, gauche.
Antonyms : expert
maladroitly - adverb
maladroitness - noun
1)The maladroit handling of the strike has aggravated the company's problems.
2)It is stupidity to handle a diplomatic crisis in a very maladroit way.
3)The maladroit delivery of goods is the last thing they expected.