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Overview of adj awkward

The adj awkward has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (6) awkward

(causing inconvenience; "they arrived at an awkward time")

2. (2) awkward

(lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot")

3. (1) awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly

(difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl")

4. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen

(not elegant or graceful in expression; "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?")

5. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable

(hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "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")

6. awkward, ill at ease, uneasy

(socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner; "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers")

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