awkward

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɔːkwərd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɔkwɚd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ôkwərd)



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Sense: Adjective: lacking skill
Synonyms:
unskillful, unskilful (UK), unskilled, inept, inexpert, clumsy , uncoordinated, sloppy , careless , ineffective, green , amateur , amateurish, rusty , crude , unpolished, incompetent, inexperienced, unhandy, unripe, unsure
Antonyms:
dexterous, deft, coordinated, skillful , agile, graceful , handy
Sense: Adjective: lacking grace
Synonyms:
clumsy , uncoordinated, gawky (informal), klutzy (US, informal), graceless, ungraceful, stiff , ungainly, fumbling, bungling, floundering, stumbling, blundering, lumbering, bumbling, heavy-handed, hamfisted, ham-fisted (slang), hamhanded (US, slang), ham-handed (US, slang), butterfingered (slang), with two left feet (slang), all thumbs (slang), lacking dexterity
Sense: Adjective: lacking social skills or confidence
Synonyms:
uncomfortable , embarrassed , clumsy , uneasy , ill at ease, wooden , stiff , ungraceful, inelegant, abashed, gauche
Sense: Adjective: cumbersome
Synonyms:
cumbersome , unwieldy, large , bulky , clunky, ungainly, oddly shaped, clumsy , ponderous, uncontrollable, unmanageable, troublesome, burdensome, difficult
Antonyms:
convenient , perfect , just the right, practical , easy , suitable , handy
Sense: Adjective: causing difficulty
Synonyms:
difficult , inconvenient , annoying , uncomfortable , uncooperative, prickly, thorny, stubborn , obstinate, irritable, tricky , odd
Sense: Adjective: embarrassing
Synonyms:
embarrassing , uncomfortable , inconvenient , unpleasant , disconcerting, inopportune, mortifying, unsettling, out of place
Antonyms:
agreeable , comfortable , convenient , opportune

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