1 clumsy, ungainly, left-handed, ham-handed, ham-fisted, blundering, bungling, maladroit, uncoordinated, undexterous, inexpert, gauche, unhandy, inept, oafish, unskilled, unskilful, Colloq all thumbs, butter-fingered, Brit cack-handed:
In his awkward attempt at putting the watch back together, Sam left out a few parts.
2 ungraceful, ungainly, inelegant, wooden, gawky:
The ballerina made an awkward, flat-footed pirouette and stumbled off stage.
3 embarrassed, shamefaced, uncomfortable, ill at ease, uneasy, out of place, discomfited, confused:
He felt awkward being the only boy in the class. Terry made an awkward excuse and left the room.
4 dangerous, hazardous, risky, precarious, perilous:
Be careful, there's an awkward step here.
5 difficult, touchy, sensitive, embarrassing, delicate, unpleasant, uncomfortable, ticklish, tricky, trying, troublesome, Colloq sticky:
He's got himself into a very awkward situation indeed.
be, look, seem | make sth
extremely, very | a bit, rather, slightly, somewhat
She asked some rather awkward questions.
make things awkward
He could make things very awkward for me if he wanted to.
2 not relaxed
be, feel, look | become | make sb
He was embarrassed, which made him awkward.
extremely, very | a bit, rather | painfully
As a teenager he was painfully awkward in company.
They felt awkward about having to leave so soon.
She is awkward with people she doesn't know.
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