English adjective: awkward
|1.||awkward causing inconvenience|
|Samples||They arrived at an awkward time.|
|2.||awkward lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance|
|Samples||An awkward dancer.|
An awkward gesture.
Too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes.
His clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot.
|Similar||clumsy, clunky, gawky, graceless, labored, laboured, strained, ungainly, ungraceful, unwieldy, wooden|
|See also||maladroit, ugly|
|3.||awkward difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape|
|Samples||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|
|4.||awkward not elegant or graceful in expression|
|Samples||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|
|5.||awkward hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment|
|Samples||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|
|6.||awkward socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner|
|Samples||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|