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adjective (a)

  • lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance (adj.all)
    Antonym: graceful
    An awkward dancer.
    An awkward gesture.
    Too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes.
    His clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot.
    source: wordnet30
  • Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a trick; an awkward boy. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • causing inconvenience (adj.all)
    They arrived at an awkward time.
    source: wordnet30
  • difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape (adj.all)
    An awkward bundle to carry.
    source: wordnet30
  • not elegant or graceful in expression (adj.all)
    An awkward prose style.
    source: wordnet30
  • hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment (adj.all)
    Awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion.
    An awkward pause followed his remark.
    source: wordnet30
  • socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner (adj.all)
    Synonym: ill at ease, uneasy
    Awkward and reserved at parties.
    source: wordnet30

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