awkward


awkward
01. It felt a little [awkward] the first time I wore high heels, but I got used to them pretty quickly.
02. It is somewhat [awkward] to try to dance with a kimono on.
03. The young boy tried his friend's skateboard, but fell [awkwardly] and hurt his wrist.
04. Your sentence here is somewhat [awkward]. You should try to say it in a different way.
05. He walked [awkwardly] across the room with a large half-empty bottle of vodka in his hand.
06. Because light waves are so tiny, it is too [awkward] to measure them in centimeters.
07. Janet asked a few [awkward] questions at the meeting and made a few people uncomfortable.
08. There was an [awkward] silence when Greg was introduced to an ex-girlfriend at a party.
09. Her son grew really fast when he was about 15, and he was really [awkward] and uncoordinated for a while.
10. His [awkwardness] in speaking in front of the camera has cost him a lot of votes.
11. Ken has somewhat of an [awkward] running style, but no one on the team is faster.
12. I fell [awkwardly] when I was coming down the stairs and I sprained my ankle.
13. I hope I haven't called at an [awkward] time. Are you eating supper?
14. He always felt [awkward] when talking to girls until he met Anne. They were comfortable together right from the start.
15. She is on crutches, so getting down stairs is a little [awkward] for her.
16. He was put into an [awkward] position when a former employee who he had problems with asked him for a reference letter.
17. Driving on the opposite side of the street in England felt very [awkward] for the first few days.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • awkward — awkward, clumsy, maladroit, inept, gauche mean not adapted by constitution or character to act, operate, or achieve the intended or desired ends with ease, fitness, or grace. Awkward and clumsy are by far the widest of these terms in their range… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Awkward — Awk ward ([add]k we[ e]rd), a. [Awk + ward.] 1. Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a trick; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • awkward — [ôk′wərd] adj. [ME aukward < ON ǫfugr, turned backward + OE weard, WARD] 1. not having grace or skill; clumsy, as in form or movement; bungling [an awkward dancer, an awkward style] 2. inconvenient to use; hard to handle; unwieldy [an awkward… …   English World dictionary

  • Awkward — Titre original Awkward Genre Comédie Créateur(s) Lauren Iungerich Acteurs principaux Ashley Rickards Beau Mirchoff Brett Davern Sadie Saxon Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • awkward — [adj1] clumsy, inelegant all thumbs*, amateurish, artless, blundering, bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingers*, coarse, floundering, gawky, graceless, green*, having two left feet*, having two left hands*, incompetent, inept, inexpert, klutzy* …   New thesaurus

  • awkward — index difficult, improper, inadept, incompetent, inelegant, inept (incompetent), ponderous, unbecoming …   Law dictionary

  • awkward — (adj.) mid 14c., in the wrong direction, from AWK (Cf. awk) back handed + adverbial suffix weard (see WARD (Cf. ward)). Meaning clumsy first recorded 1520s. Related: Awkwardly. Other formations from awk, none of them surviving, were awky, awkly,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • awkward — ► ADJECTIVE 1) hard to do or deal with. 2) causing or feeling embarrassment. 3) inconvenient. 4) clumsy. DERIVATIVES awkwardly adverb awkwardness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete …   English terms dictionary

  • awkward — awk|ward S2 [ˈo:kwəd US ˈo:kwərd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: awk turned the wrong way (15 17 centuries) (from Old Norse öfugr) + ward] 1.) making you feel embarrassed so that you are not sure what to do or say = ↑difficult ▪ I hoped he would… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • awkward — adj. 1) awkward with (he is awkward with children) 2) (BE) awkward for (Monday is awkward for me) 3) awkward to + inf. (it is awkward to discuss such matters in public = it is awkward discussing such matters in public) * * * [ ɔːkwəd] (BE)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • awkward — [[t]ɔ͟ːkwə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An awkward situation is embarrassing and difficult to deal with. I was the first to ask him awkward questions but there ll be harder ones to come... There was an awkward moment as couples decided whether to stand …   English dictionary


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