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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.


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