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awkward /ˈɔːkwəd $ ˈɒːkwərd/ adjective


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awkward
(Informal)
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- clumsy, gauche, gawky, inelegant, lumbering, uncoordinated, ungainly
- unmanageable, clunky (informal), cumbersome, difficult, inconvenient, troublesome, unwieldy
- embarrassing, delicate, difficult, ill at ease, inconvenient, uncomfortable
Antonyms: deft, graceful
Contrasted words: adept, adroit, dexterous, expert, finished, polished, proficient, skilled, skillful, smooth, easy, effortless, facile, simple
Related Idioms: all thumbs
Related Words: blundering, bumbling, bungling, clownish, lubberly, oafish, cumbrous, hulking, ponderous, rigid, stiff, discomfited, disconcerted, embarrassed, bunglesome, inefficient, inexpert, unskillful
English Thesaurus: clumsy, awkward, ungainly, uncoordinated, accident-prone, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

awkward S3 /ˈɔːkwəd $ ˈɒːkwərd/ adjective
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: awk 'turned the wrong way' (15-17 centuries) (from Old Norse öfugr) + -ward]

1. making you feel embarrassed so that you are not sure what to do or say Synonym : difficult:
I hoped he would stop asking awkward questions.
There was an awkward moment when she didn’t know whether to shake his hand or kiss his cheek.
an awkward silence
A laugh can help people over an awkward situation.
Philip’s remarks put her in an awkward position (=made it difficult for her to know what to do).

2. not relaxed or comfortable:
She liked to dance but felt awkward if someone was watching her.
Geoff looked uneasy and awkward.
Make sure that the baby is not sleeping in an awkward position.

3. difficult to do, use, or deal with:
It’ll be awkward getting cars in and out.
The new financial arrangements were awkward to manage.
A good carpenter can make a cupboard to fit the most awkward space.
She was afraid he was going to ask an awkward question.

4. not convenient:
I’m sorry to call at such an awkward time but I won’t keep you a minute.

5. an awkward person is deliberately unhelpful Synonym : difficult
awkward about
The staff wanted to go home and they were getting awkward about a meeting starting so late.
an awkward customer (=person who is difficult and unhelpful)
—awkwardly adverb:
‘I’m very sorry about your sister,’ he said awkwardly.
Vera smiled awkwardly.
—awkwardness noun [uncountable]:
He tried to smooth over the awkwardness of the situation.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

awkward
adj.
I. difficult
VERBS be, look, seem | make sth
ADV. extremely, very | a bit, rather, slightly, somewhat She asked some rather awkward questions.
PHRASES make things awkward He could make things very awkward for me if he wanted to.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

awkward
II. not relaxed
VERBS be, feel, look | become | make sb He was embarrassed, which made him awkward.
ADV. extremely, very | a bit, rather | painfully As a teenager he was painfully awkward in company.
PREP. about They felt awkward about having to leave so soon.
with She is awkward with people she doesn't know.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


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