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Definitions for AWKWARD
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkwardadjective

    causing inconvenience

    "they arrived at an awkward time"

  2. awkwardadjective

    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, ungainlyadjective

    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-chosenadjective

    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, unenviableadjective

    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(p), uneasyadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. awkwardadverb

    In a backwards direction.

  2. awkwardadjective

    Lacking dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments

    John was awkward at performing the trick. He'll have to practise to improve.

  3. awkwardadjective

    Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing

    That was an extremely awkward moment. Everyone was watching.

  4. awkwardadjective

    Lacking social skills, or uncomfortable with social interaction

  5. awkwardadjective

    Perverse; adverse; difficult to handle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awkwardadjective

    wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a trick; an awkward boy

  2. Awkwardadjective

    not easily managed or effected; embarrassing

  3. Awkwardadjective

    perverse; adverse; untoward

Freebase

  1. Awkward

    Awkward is an album by Ty. It was released in 2001 on Ninja Tune records.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Awkward

    awk′ward, adj. clumsy: ungraceful: embarrassed: difficult to deal with: (Shak.) unfavourable: (obs.) froward.—adj. Awk′wardish.—adv. Awk′wardly, clumsily, embarrassingly, dangerously.—n. Awk′wardness. [Prob. Ice. afug, turned wrong way, and suff. -ward, expressing direction.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AWKWARD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2554

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AWKWARD' in Adjectives Frequency: #741

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of AWKWARD in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of AWKWARD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of AWKWARD in a Sentence

  1. Emily McDowell:

    We just don't know what to say as a culture. It's not something we are taught, people You are terrified of saying the wrong thing or making it worse or feeling awkward, and awkwardness is scary for People You. I wanted to make a book that was attractive to people who would be scared off by a self-help book.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The un-understandable notion appears as an awkward definition when that turns and separates from Human Rights, becoming as Women's Rights create a distinction and division between itself. As a fact, the right rights already exist as religion and society values accurately, which need only the discipline to apply accordingly.

  3. Deborah Meyer:

    Navigating money conversations with your significant other may be awkward, even when you're not expecting a baby, a good financial coach or planner can be helpful to ease the tension if every money conversation ends with an argument.

  4. Amandla Stenberg:

    It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced. And it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just should n’t be in, as someone who identifies as a black, bisexual woman, I’ve been through it, and it’s hurts. It’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable. But then I realized because of Solange [ Knowles ], and Ava DuVerney, and Willow [ Smith ], and all the black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change.

  5. Mary Lorraine Buckley:

    Husbands are awkward things to deal with even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.

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Translations for AWKWARD

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  • غير ملائمArabic
  • неприятен, неудобен, несръчен, неловък, непохватенBulgarian
  • maldestreCatalan, Valencian
  • nešikovný, neobratný, nepříjemný, nepříjemnéCzech
  • akavetDanish
  • Umstände machend, unangenehm, verkorkst, betreten, peinlich, ungelenk, umständlich, unbeholfen, ungeschickt, beklemmend, verdreht, tölpelhaft, tollpatschigGerman
  • αδέξιοςGreek
  • senaplombiga, konsterna, maloportuna, mallertaEsperanto
  • desmañado, torpe, delicado, embarazosoSpanish
  • بی دست و پا - به شکلی نامناسبPersian
  • kiusallinen, hankala, vaikea, piinallinen, yököttävä, kömpelö, vastenmielinen, tuskallinenFinnish
  • inconvenant, embarrassant, maladroit, gênantFrench
  • anástaIrish
  • भद्दाHindi
  • kínosHungarian
  • canggungIndonesian
  • klunnalegur, pínlegur, vandræðalegurIcelandic
  • maldestro, scomodo, delicato, poco opportuno, imbarazzato, impacciato, inopportuno, imbarazzante, difficile, poco maneggevole, goffoItalian
  • מוזרHebrew
  • ぎごちない, 不器用, 厄介なJapanese
  • ಪೇಚಿನKannada
  • 어색한Korean
  • inconcinnusLatin
  • tahangoiMāori
  • незгоден, терсенеMacedonian
  • genant, ongemakkelijk, onhandigDutch
  • pinlig, klønete, klumseteNorwegian
  • nieprzyjemny, nieśmiały, niezręcznyPolish
  • desconcertante, constrangedor, desajeitado, incómodo, bisonhoPortuguese
  • incomodRomanian
  • неловкий, неуклюжий, затруднительный, неудобный, неловкоRussian
  • genant, pinsam, besvärligSwedish
  • விகாரமானTamil
  • ఇబ్బందికరమైనTelugu
  • kullanışsız, beceriksiz, sakar, uygunsuz, garipTurkish
  • незграбнийUkrainian
  • عجیبUrdu
  • lúng túngVietnamese
  • ומגעלומפּערטYiddish
  • 尷尬Chinese

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