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- 1. 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"
- 2. unenviable, undesirable (vs. desirable), unwanted
- usage: so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy; "unenviable notoriety"
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