Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (adj) awkward (causing inconvenience) "they arrived at an awkward time"
- S: (adj) awkward (lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance) "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
- S: (adj) awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly (difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape) "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"
- S: (adj) awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen (not elegant or graceful in expression) "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"
- S: (adj) awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable (hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment) "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
- S: (adj) awkward, ill at ease, uneasy (socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner) "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers"