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After he spoke there was an awkward silence.
Luckily nobody asked any awkward questions about what he was doing there.
It's a bit awkward, because he's my friend but I'm still his boss.
He's just being awkward.
an awkward customer
The crates were much too heavy and awkward for one person to carry.
He stood there looking stiff and awkward in his uniform.
She felt awkward about asking to borrow more money.
She had arranged all the furniture at awkward angles.
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of awkward from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.