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    Wordnet English Dictionary

    adj
    causing inconvenience; "they arrived at an awkward time"
    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"
    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"
    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?"
    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
    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"

    Wordnet English Thesaurus

    adj
    embarrassing, inconvenient, uncomfortable, unpleasant, delicate, tricky, problematical, problematic, troublesome
    clumsy, ungainly, gauche, gawky, stiff, unskilful, ungraceful, fiddly, unwieldly, cumbersome

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