Awkward

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Definition

awkward: clumsy, unnatural; uncomfortable
adjective
Icarus is a brilliant accountant, but he is a little awkward socially. Whenever he talks to people, he turns red and starts choking.

(an) awkward (situation): (an) embarrassing, uncomfortable (situation)
adjective

awkwardly: ungracefully, clumsily, in an uncomfortable manner
adverb
Pronunciation examples
UK: Icarus is a brilliant accountant, but he's a little awkward socially.
US: My conversation with your mother was a bit awkward.

Examples

  • "A geek is an awkward person who is seen as being too intellectual."
  • "Horatio : Awkward."
  • "Icarus is a seriously awkward human being with some bizarre compulsive disorders, but he is quite gifted with numbers."

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