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- 1. awkward, inconvenient (vs. convenient)
- usage: causing inconvenience; "they arrived at an awkward time"
- 2. awkward (vs. graceful), gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy, graceless, ungraceful, labored, laboured, strained, wooden, maladroit, ugly
- usage: 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"
- 3. awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly, unwieldy (vs. wieldy), unmanageable
- usage: 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"
- 4. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen, infelicitous (vs. felicitous)
- usage: 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?"
- 5. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable, difficult (vs. easy), hard
- usage: 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"
- 6. awkward, ill at ease(predicate), uneasy, uncomfortable (vs. comfortable)
- usage: 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"
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