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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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Colbert's AmeriCone Dream Fund has offered to donate $1000 for every awkward photo posted by a celebrity via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #puberme and #PuertoRicoRelief.
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I won't know how to react if this guy tries it on - I find situations like that awkward.
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