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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

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

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

No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are.
Aimee Teegarden

We worry about appearing awkward in a presentation. But up to a point, most people seem to feel more comfortable with less-than-perfect speaking abilities. It makes the speaker more human - and more vulnerable, meaning he is less likely to attack our decisions or beliefs.
John P. Kotter

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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