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What is another word for awkward?

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Adjective
Lacking dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments
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“Despite being highly skilled at basketball, Michael was decidedly awkward when it came to baseball.”
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Causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience
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“Eric was in the awkward position of having to deal with an unenthusiastic crowd during his speech.”
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Awkward because of size or shape
“It was an oddly shaped bag that was awkward to carry.”
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At an inconvenient or inappropriate time
“Have I caught you at an awkward time?”
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Lacking social skills, or uncomfortable with social interaction
“He was shy and was typically awkward in social situations.”
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(of a person) Deliberately unreasonable or uncooperative
“We may have to terminate his employment if he continues being awkward with management.”
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Hard to do or deal with
“Be prepared for some awkward questions during the interview.”
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Dangerous or involving risks
“After breaking bad, Walter White would find himself in an awkward situation because his brother-in-law was the district attorney.”
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Tending to cause anxiety or concern
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Of an unwieldily great size
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Unwilling to comply or submit, especially to rules or authority
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Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Not appropriate to
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Feeling or showing embarrassment
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Arousing or able to arouse intense feeling
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Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful
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(typically of children) Irritable and quarrelsome
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Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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(informal, of a person) Having an unreasonable disposition or character
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Having a strong sense of guilt
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Uncomfortably small or restricted
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Not able, or impractical, to be implemented
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(of handwriting) Very small and difficult to decipher
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Unpleasant or disagreeable in nature
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Badly thought out
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Unable to express oneself clearly or fluently
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Significantly or brazenly odd or bizarre in nature
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Offensively coarse or rude
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Unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
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Not clearly expressed or pronounced
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