Meaning of 'awkward'

Find the meaning of the word ‘awkward’

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Meaning of ‘awkward’

6 definitions found.



socially uncomfortable

Synonyms: uneasy


causing inconvenience

Example: "they arrived at an awkward time"


hard to deal with

Synonyms: sticky


not elegant or graceful in expression

Example: "an awkward prose style"

Synonyms: inept


lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

Example: "an awkward dancer"


difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

Example: "an awkward bundle to carry"

Synonyms: clumsy ungainly bunglesome

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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