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awkward - Dictionary definition and meaning for word awkward

Definition
(adj) causing inconvenience
Example Sentence
  • they arrived at an awkward time

Definition
(adj) lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
Example Sentence
  • an awkward dancer
  • an awkward gesture
  • too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
  • his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

Definition
(adj) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
Synonyms : bunglesome , clumsy , ungainly
Example Sentence
  • an awkward bundle to carry
  • a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
  • clumsy wooden shoes
  • the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

Definition
(adj) not elegant or graceful in expression
Synonyms : clumsy , cumbersome , ill-chosen , inapt , inept
Example Sentence
  • 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?

Definition
(adj) hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
Synonyms : embarrassing , sticky , unenviable
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner
Synonyms : ill at ease , uneasy
Example Sentence
  • awkward and reserved at parties
  • ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know
  • was always uneasy with strangers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for awkward

You makes sound "Aw" when you hit something randomly.
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When Pole hit in something randomly he often says: Aw, kurwa!
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