What is another word for awkward?

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Adjective
Clumsy or ungainly
“The resulting pieces at first look remarkably awkward and ungainly.”
Adjective
Deliberately unreasonable or uncooperative
“However awkward and obstructive he has been, we are going to war come what may.”
Adjective
Causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience
“My mind went back to when Josh and I were Sammy's age, and how awkward it was at that age when people didn't want to be your friend.”
Adjective
Causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with
“They have the right to ask some awkward questions.”
Adjective
Difficult to use or operate especially because of size, weight, or design
“It was heavy enough to make it awkward to carry.”
Adjective
Perverse
Adjective
Lacking social skills, or uncomfortable with social interaction
“He was rather awkward with his godson.”
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