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Definition of Awkward


  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 awkward boy.
  2. Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.
  3. Perverse; adverse; untoward.

Awkward Quotations

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
Drew Barrymore

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
Brian Tracy

First it was just red meat. I said goodbye in a Birmingham Burger King; the sandwich was greasy and unpleasant and I thought 'good riddance.' I found eating only white meat was hard. People didn't know what to cook for me - they'd tell me I was just being awkward. They were right, so there was only one thing for it: cutting out all meat altogether.
Rob Manuel

I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them.
Bindi Irwin

I find standing and posing for photos very awkward.
Nicole Kidman
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Awkward Translations

awkward in Dutch is plomp, log
awkward in German is peinlich, ungelenk
awkward in Latin is inconcinnus
awkward in Norwegian is klosset, keitet
awkward in Swedish is brydsamma, oskicklig, tafatt, obehaglig
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