Awkward synonyms

ôk'wərd
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The definition of clumsy is someone or something that is shaped, made or moves awkwardly.
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Not handy; inconvenient or inaccessible
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(Idiomatic) Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous.
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Like a clod, a person who is foolish, stupid or parochial.
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Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
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Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff:
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Lacking a sense of security; anxious or apprehensive:
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Made of wood.
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The state or quality of being awkward
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A lack of coordination or elegance; the condition or quality of being clumsy.
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A brief or minor argument or quarrel
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The state of being discomposed.
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An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
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The state or quality of being inelegant; lack of grace, refinement, beauty, or polish in language, composition, or manners.
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An inept act, remark, etc.
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The condition of being maladroit.
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An anxious state of mind; anxiety.
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Smart, intelligent, or witty; mentally quick or sharp.
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Suitable for a king's court; dignified, polite, elegant, etc.
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Skillful in a quick, sure, and easy way; dexterous
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The definition of elegant is someone or something luxurious in a restrained manner or something that is very well-thought through yet simple.
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Sly or cunning; crafty
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Having or showing skill; accomplished; expert
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(Dialect) dexterous, skilful
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Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
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Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved:
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Of or pertaining to convenience; simple; easy; expedient.
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Stupid or dull.
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Clumsy; awkward.
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Characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression
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Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.
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Sad; wretched; sorrowful
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Clumsy to manage; unwieldy.
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Compelled; forced; obliged
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Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Characterized by embarrassment and discomfort
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Potentially difficult to escape from.
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difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
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Not assigned to a military post.
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Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
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(Of a project etc) Not coordinated or properly planned
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Not expert; unskilled.
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Exhibiting a lack of skill; inexpert:
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Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
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Firm, as in purpose; resolute:
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The quality of being inapt.
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A rustic trait or mannerism.
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Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
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Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept.
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(Colloquial, nonstandard) Not graceful; lacking grace.
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(Obsolete) Ignorant.
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Inferior or clumsy in treatment or performance:
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The definition of uncouth is awkward, clumsy or uncultured.
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Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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Lacking strength and sufficient flexibility to transmit pressure, thus breaking or flowing under stress
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Working or operating stiffly or incorrectly because of or as if because of rust.
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The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
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Suggesting or reflecting the efforts of an amateur; not seeming professional or polished.
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Prone to dropping things; clumsy
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Full of botches or mistakes; poorly done.
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Clumsy; awkward
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Hard, difficult, demanding to handle or get around with.
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Not convenient, especially:
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Inconvenient or uncomfortable, as by not affording sufficient space.
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Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
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The definition of cramped is confined or crowded.
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(Of a person) Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.
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Pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way:
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Having a feeling of shameful discomfort.
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Uncomfortable
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Having grace, or beauty of form, composition, movement, or expression; elegant
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Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
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Having a fine texture:
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Not easily borne; oppressive:
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The definition of uncomfortable is a state of feeling physical discomfort, uneasiness or anxiety.
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Causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness.
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Feeling humiliated or embarrassed, as from a sense of inadequacy or inferiority
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Without ease or grace
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Backhanded is defined as a stroke in sports that is done with the palm of the hand turned towards the body.
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Difficult to handle or manage
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Hard, not easy, requiring much effort.
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Like an elephant in size or gait; huge, heavy, slow, clumsy, ungainly, etc.
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Having unusually large hands.
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Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.
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Not elegant; not exhibiting neatness, refinement, or precision.
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Resembling a lout.
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Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.
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Labored and dull
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An overabundance:
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Synonym Study

  • Inept can also refer to general lack of skill or competence
  • Maladroit and inept both imply tactlessness in social relations, maladroit often emphasizing this as a tendency and inept stressing inappropriateness of a particular act or remark inept praise
  • Clumsy , emphasizing stiffness or bulkiness, suggests a lack of flexibility, dexterity, or adroitness, unwieldiness or tactlessness a clumsy build, clumsy galoshes, a clumsy apology
  • Awkward implies unfitness for smooth, easy functioning and has the broadest application of the terms here, suggesting ungracefulness, unwieldiness, inconvenience or embarrassment an awkward dancer, implement, step, position, silence
Find another word for awkward. In this page you can discover 125 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for awkward, like: clumsy, floundering, unhandy, all-thumbs, cloddish, clodhopping, rustic, stilted, uncourtly, uneasy and wooden.