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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 little awkward, because he's my friend but I'm still his boss.
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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English version of definition of awkward
a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
a sardonic smile, expression, or comment shows a lack of respect for what someone else has said...
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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American definition of awkward from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.