[ˈɔːkwəd], [ˈɔːkwəd], [ˈɔː_k_w_ə_d]

Definitions of awkward:

  1.   Wanting cleverness; unskilful; ungraceful; ungainly; clumsy. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Wanting dexterity; bungling; ungraceful; inelegant. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Awkwardness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Clumsy: ungraceful. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Clumsy; bungling; unable to use hands or tools easily. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Awkwardly. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   Clumsy; unskilful; inconvenient. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for awkward:

  1. Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result. – Tommy Armour
  2. Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature. – Harold Coffin
  3. That kind of piece, perhaps most recognizable because of Yoko Ono's similar work, built a bridge between performance art and music- and without raising any awkward social issues. – Tony Conrad
  4. I felt little awkward about taking one boyfriend to see a film starring another boyfriend. – Shelley Duvall
  5. So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene, but I think it's very rare that you see it private. – Ang Lee

Usage examples for awkward:

  1. “ To the younger man it was an extremely awkward interview. ” – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  2. So not to make it awkward for the poor child, I simply had to talk and let her talk. ” – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  3. It was an awkward position. ” – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  4. That was awkward again! ” – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  5. But it might be a little awkward for her. ” – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  6. “ " Awkward customer to tackle," was all the encouragement he could suggest. ” – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  7. It would be awkward for you and Gregory if Edmonds took the homestead and turned him out. ” – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  8. It is awkward at times." ” – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  9. But here an awkward thing happened. ” – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  10. Nevertheless, there was an awkward pause in the conversation. ” – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim

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