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1. 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
2. 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.
3. causing inconvenience
they arrived at an awkward time
4. 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
5. 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?
6. 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
7. 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