[person, gesture] gauche, maladroit (e)
→ Amy made an awkward gesture with her hands.
awkward to carry peu pratique à porter
→ It was small, but very awkward to carry.
→ The machine was very awkward to use.
[time] peu opportun (e)
[age] ingrat (e)
at an awkward time à un moment peu opportun
he's at an awkward age il est dans l'âge ingrat
to be awkward for sb to do sth, It's a bit awkward for me to come and see you. Ce n'est pas très pratique pour moi de venir vous voir.
[question, situation] gênant (e)
→ He asked a lot of awkward questions.
an awkward situation une situation délicate
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary
1. maladroit 2. gênant 3. délicat
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