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Causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with,
  1. Causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with
    • - one of the most awkward jobs is painting a ceiling
    • - some awkward questions
    • - the wheelbarrow can be awkward to maneuver
  2. Deliberately unreasonable or uncooperative
    • - you're being damned awkward!
    • - please excuse my daughter—she's at an awkward age
  3. Causing or feeling embarrassment or inconvenience
    • - he had put her in a very awkward situation
  4. Not smooth or graceful; ungainly
    • - Luther's awkward movements impeded his progress
    • - she was long-legged and rather awkward
  5. Uncomfortable or abnormal
    • - make sure the baby isn't sleeping in an awkward position

  1. causing inconvenience; "they arrived at an awkward time"
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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"
  7. (awkwardness) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
  8. (awkwardness) the quality of an embarrassing situation; "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"
  9. (awkwardness) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  10. (awkwardness) the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
  11. (awkwardness) trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
  12. Awkwardness is an unpleasant feeling, which can often arise in tense atmospheres where one doesn't really know how to act. Awkward situations can possibly later cause a form of anxiety. ...
  13. Lacking dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing; Lacking social skills, or uncomfortable with social interaction; Perverse; adverse; difficult to handle; In a backwards direction
  14. Describes a wine that has poor structure, is clumsy or is out of balance.
  15. When Bekah’s characters are always minors, but she seems to consistently be around for the rum and/or sexcupcakes.
  16. A wine whose flavors are out of balance.
  17. (P) - They lose their head at times, lowering their firing accuracy.
  18. besværlig, ubehagelig