Dictionary Results for awkward


1. awkward - adjective

· causing inconvenience; "they arrived at an awkward time"




2. awkward - adjective

· 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"

Antonym(s): graceful




3. awkward - adjective

· difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"

Synonym(s): bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly




4. awkward - adjective

· not elegant or graceful in expression; "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?"

Synonym(s): clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen




5. awkward - adjective

· hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "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"

Synonym(s): embarrassing, sticky, unenviable




6. awkward - adjective

· socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner; "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers"

Synonym(s): ill_at_ease, uneasy





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