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Awkward meaning

awkward - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.
  3. 3. Perverse; adverse; untoward.
  4. 4. Clumsy; unskilful; inconvenient.

awkward - examples of usage

  1. The walk may be stiff and awkward. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Dolph made an awkward apology to his host for his sudden departure. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. I was afraid you'd say something awkward." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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