Adjective Definition


1.Definition: causing inconvenience

"They arrived at an awkward time"

2.Definition: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

"An awkward bundle to carry"

Related Adjective(s):bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly

3.Definition: hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

"Awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion", "An awkward pause followed his remark"

Related Adjective(s):embarrassing, sticky, unenviable

4.Definition: lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

"An awkward dancer", "An awkward gesture", "Too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes", "His clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"

5.Definition: not elegant or graceful in expression

"An awkward prose style"

Related Adjective(s):clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept

6.Definition: socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner

"Awkward and reserved at parties"

Related Adjective(s):uneasy

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