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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
used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
one of the pair of bones that go across the top of your chest from your shoulder to the bottom of...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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American definition of awkward from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.