Definition of awkward :
1. Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.
2. Perverse; adverse; untoward.
3. 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.
mortifying, feckless, unmanageable, heavy-handed, uncouth, ill-chosen, strained, ability, incommodious, clunky, unhappy, feelings, bulky, gummy, cumbrous, gluey, uncomfortable, wooden, unhandy, viscid, cramped, rough, bunglesome, viscous, easy, uneasy, inapt, unenviable, laboured, ponderous, labored, fumbling, embarrassed, touchy, klutzy, ungainly, unskilful, ungraceful, muggy, good, pasty, heavy, embarrassing, maladroit, ill at ease, sticky, bungling, unwieldy, steamy, constrained, difficult, ashamed, cumbersome, glutinous, delicate, self-conscious, hard, unfortunate, mucilaginous, lumpish, clownish, disagreeable
inelegant (part of speech: adjective)
unskillful (part of speech: adjective)
inopportune (part of speech: adjective)
- Then he followed her about as she cleared away, and helped her a little with an awkward hand. - "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
- " If Romana's troops were worth anything, Soult would find himself in an awkward position. - "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
- H'm, that's awkward, remarked Jim Dent, for the water certainly isn't low to- day. - "Jack Haydon's Quest", John Finnemore.