awkward moment definition, awkward moment meaning | English dictionary




1    lacking dexterity, proficiency, or skill; clumsy; inept  
the new recruits were awkward in their exercises     
2    ungainly or inelegant in movements or posture  
despite a great deal of practice she remained an awkward dancer     
3    unwieldy; difficult to use  
an awkward implement     
4    embarrassing  
an awkward moment     
5    embarrassed  
he felt awkward about leaving     
6    difficult to deal with; requiring tact  
an awkward situation, an awkward customer     
7    deliberately uncooperative or unhelpful  
he could help but he is being awkward     
8    dangerous or difficult  
an awkward ascent of the ridge     
9    Obsolete   perverse  
     (C14 awk, from Old Norse öfugr turned the wrong way round + -ward)  
  awkwardly      adv  
  awkwardness      n  
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a brief moment when one does not remember something or is confused
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