malapropos vs. malapropism vs. maladroit – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Malapropos

Definition:

of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature

Examples:

she answered malapropos

VS.

Malapropism

Definition:

the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Examples:

malapropism is when you write 'hear' when you actually mean 'here'

VS.

Maladroit

Definition:

not adroit

Examples:

a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve

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