making you feel embarrassed; not comfortable, relaxed, or confident
difficult to deal with; difficult to deal with and embarrassing
not convenient; difficult to use or handle
difficult or dangerous because of its shape or design
not graceful; not comfortable; slightly wrong and not attractive or graceful
"they arrived at an awkward time"
"an awkward dancer"
"an awkward gesture"
"too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"
"his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
"an awkward bundle to carry"
"a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"
"clumsy wooden shoes"
"the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"
"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?"
"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 to save for the climax of the campaign"
"awkward and reserved at parties"
"ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"
"was always uneasy with strangers"
I have not seen a more clumsy, aukward, and unhandy people.
Basketball and football players, great big awkward sorts of boys.
出自： J. Irving