Antonyms
Etymology

1. awkward

adjective. ['ˈɔkwɝd'] causing inconvenience.

Antonyms

  • skilled

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • awk (English)

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How to spell awkward? Is it akward? Or ackward? Common misspellings are:

  • akward
  • ackward

Example sentences of the word awkward


1. Adjective
What is different about this drain stopper is that it eliminates the need for a chain or awkward handles.

2. Adverb
Trying to place the screw through that middle rib can be awkward.

Quotes containing the word awkward


1. You can get through very serious and sometimes horrible and sometimes embarrassing and very awkward situations with humor. It gives us a way out.
- Janet Evanovich

2. I love Charlie, Billy Burke's character. Writing for him is so spectacular, he's so funny and wry and every scene he's in he just takes. There's a scene in 'Eclipse' where Bella tells him she's a virgin, and it's the funniest, most awkward scene I've ever seen on film.
- Melissa Rosenberg

3. Between memory and reality there are awkward discrepancies...
- Eileen Chang

2. awkward

adjective. ['ˈɔkwɝd'] lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance.

Synonyms

  • graceless
  • clumsy
  • ungainly
  • ungraceful
  • wooden
  • laboured
  • gawky
  • labored
  • unwieldy
  • strained
  • maladroit
  • ugly

Antonyms

  • beautiful
  • adroit
  • good
  • unalarming

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • awk (English)

3. awkward

adjective. ['ˈɔkwɝd'] difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape.

Synonyms

  • ungainly
  • unwieldy
  • bunglesome
  • unmanageable

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • competent
  • happy
  • infelicity

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • awk (English)

4. awkward

adjective. ['ˈɔkwɝd'] not elegant or graceful in expression.

Synonyms

  • ill-chosen
  • inept
  • cumbersome
  • infelicitous
  • inapt

Antonyms

  • relaxed
  • pleasing
  • attractive
  • ugliness

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • awk (English)

5. awkward

adjective. ['ˈɔkwɝd'] hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment.

Synonyms

  • difficult
  • unenviable
  • sticky
  • hard

Antonyms

  • nonwoody
  • effortless
  • practical
  • unaffected

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • awk (English)

6. awkward

adjective. ['ˈɔkwɝd'] socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner.

Synonyms

  • ill at ease
  • uneasy

Antonyms

  • inaudible
  • elegant
  • gracious

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • awk (English)
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