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"