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Synonyms for awkward

Synonyms for awkward

lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement

clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform

characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression

difficult to handle or manage

characterized by embarrassment and discomfort

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causing inconvenience

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lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

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difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

not elegant or graceful in expression

hard to deal with

socially uncomfortable

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Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball," said Australia's physio, Alex Kountouris.
Cruz fell awkwardly at the 22-18 scoreline of the third set.
There was a scare for Murray in the first set when he suffered a dramatic fall, seemingly pulling his groin as he twisted awkwardly.
It was a day of carnage for the fielders at Central Broward Regional Stadium, with Pollard also departing the field early in New Zealand's innings after falling awkwardly on his right shoulder.
I came down awkwardly and as soon as I hit the deck I saw my knee cap out of place and I knew I was in trouble," he said.
Bullard left the pitch in tears after landing awkwardly but, after a scan last night, manager Phil Brown said: "I was sitting here like a man waiting in the emergency room for his wife to give birth.
The rugged 25-year-old centre-back was determined to get back up to speed during the pre-season but that all fell apart on Wednesday night when he landed awkwardly in the dying minutes in City's 1-0 defeat at Dunfermline.
2 : awkwardly or carelessly made or done <a clumsy apology> <a clumsy error>
An experienced skydiver was killed after landing awkwardly and hitting his head following a 12,500ft parachute jump, police said yesterday.
Yeovil were up against it when goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall fell awkwardly when challenged by Tommy Mooney and failed to reappear in the second half.
Current single, a bizarre mariachi rock cover of I Want Candy, is tagged on awkwardly at the end.
Saldana gets top acting honors as the youngest, most resentful Boxer, with second place going to Hill Harper as her ex-boyfriend Errol, who genuinely if awkwardly wants her back.
Neill, 28, made his Hammers bow in Saturday's disappointing 1-0 home defeat by Watford in the FA Cup fourth round, but lasted just 48 minutes due to the injury sustained when he fell awkwardly in the first half.
Although such collections are invariably uneven, and some entries sit awkwardly alongside others written at different times for different audiences, Hess is a stimulating thinker whose intellectual hegira and policy evolution are worth watching.
A tense relation between language and reality once again comes into play in Sinfonia (Symphony), 2004, a video showing a disoriented rat wandering through a maze while a child's voice awkwardly recites the alphabet.