- "they arrived at an awkward time"
lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
- "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
- "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"
- "an awkward gesture"
- "an awkward dancer"
difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
- "an awkward bundle to carry"
hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
- "an awkward pause followed his remark"
- "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"
not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner
- "awkward and reserved at parties"