What does the word awkward mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Awkwardness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Ungraceful; unskilful; bungling.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Embarrassing or perplexing; also, difficult or dangerous.

Usage examples for awkward

  1. Miss Morriston checked the remark she had seemed about to make, and for a few minutes there was an awkward silence. – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  2. Consider, I'm still awkward ... – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  3. There will be many such awkward meetings. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner