Definition of 'awkward'

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You are not alone in this awkward situation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was the most awkward moment of my life. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Although some extra work seems to come at an awkward time, you can handle it in style. The Sun (2016)Awkward waiting room moment alert! The Sun (2016)A chance to fulfil your top ambition may come at an awkward time, but you'll make the most of it. The Sun (2016)Tube trains are notorious for throwing one off balance at awkward moments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He did so without making either of us feel awkward or embarrassed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is not to say awkward moments have been banished. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We wonder why people want to share those awkward times of their lives. The Sun (2015)You will find a way to handle awkward situations in a way that neither upsets nor offends. Mansfield, Patricia Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)The most awkward and difficult to beat of them all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This could make for awkward moments at aviation industry dos. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was the most awkward time of my life. The Sun (2016)Try to defuse awkward situations in advance. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It can be awkward and difficult to discuss things that are so sad. The Sun (2012)He took over at an awkward time. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There were a few awkward social situations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the past he was seen as a difficult and pretty awkward interviewee. The Sun (2010)She laughed off the awkward moment and paused and waved to photographers before leaving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Cash is so awkward and clumsy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After the pain and excitement of birth, a young democracy has reached awkward adolescence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And yet you sense that there would have been an embarrassed, awkward moment between the pair. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They can still feel out of place, clumsy and awkward. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There were awkward speeches saying kind and clumsy things, gauche jokes and real fondness. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But without this, it can look incredibly awkward and clumsy. The Sun (2010)It's also awkward to use. The Sun (2006)But rather than feeling awkward or embarrassed about having to bare all, they say it is empowering and a confidence boost. The Sun (2015)In the meantime he says that his career plan, despite the hormonal threat of an awkward adolescence, is looking robust. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'awkward'

British English: awkward /ˈɔːkwəd/ ADJECTIVE
An awkward situation is embarrassing and difficult to deal with.
It was a bit awkward for me.
  • American English: awkward
  • Arabic: مُحْرِج
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desajeitado
  • Chinese: 笨拙的
  • Croatian: neugodan
  • Czech: trapný
  • Danish: akavet
  • Dutch: lastig
  • European Spanish: incómodo embarazoso
  • Finnish: kömpelö
  • French: gauche maladroit
  • German: ungünstig
  • Greek: αδέξιος
  • Italian: imbarazzante
  • Japanese: 不器用な
  • Korean: 서투른
  • Norwegian: keitet
  • Polish: dziwny
  • European Portuguese: embaraçoso
  • Romanian: incomod
  • Russian: затруднительный
  • Spanish: incómodo embarazoso
  • Swedish: generad
  • Thai: งุ่มง่าม
  • Turkish: aksi, beceriksiz, ters, sıkıntılı
  • Ukrainian: незручний
  • Vietnamese: ngượng ngịu


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