awkwardly - definition and synonyms

adverb 

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/ˈɔːkwə(r)dli/
  1. 1
    in a way that shows you are not comfortable, relaxed, or confident

    They smiled awkwardly at the camera.

    She responded rather awkwardly to the allegations.

  2. 2
    with difficulty or in a way that is not graceful

    He scrambled awkwardly to his feet.