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Meaning of word awkward from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

awkward   adjective

Meaning : Causing inconvenience.

Example : They arrived at an awkward time.

Meaning : Lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance.

Example : An awkward dancer.
An awkward gesture.
Too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes.
His clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot.

Characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution.


Meaning : Difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape.

Example : An awkward bundle to carry.
A load of bunglesome paraphernalia.
Clumsy wooden shoes.
The cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl.

Synonyms : bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly

Meaning : Not elegant or graceful in expression.

Example : An awkward prose style.
A clumsy apology.
His cumbersome writing style.
If the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?.

Synonyms : clumsy, cumbersome, ill-chosen, inapt, inept

Meaning : Hard to deal with. Especially causing pain or embarrassment.

Example : Awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion.
An awkward pause followed his remark.
A sticky question.
In the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign.

Synonyms : embarrassing, sticky, unenviable

Meaning : Socially uncomfortable. Unsure and constrained in manner.

Example : Awkward and reserved at parties.
Ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know.
Was always uneasy with strangers.

Synonyms : ill at ease, uneasy


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