Complete Definition of "awkward"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-awkward.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
awkward (compar: more awkward, superl: most awkward)

  1. Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; as, he was awkward at a trick; an awkward boy.
  2. Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.
  3. Perverse; adverse; untoward.

Synonyms
clumsy
ungraceful

Antonyms
dexterous
graceful
skillful

Translations
trans-top|wanting dexterity in the use of the hands
Finnish: kömpelö
German: ungeschickt, unbeholfen, tölpelhaft, patschert (Austrian)
Icelandic: klunnalegur
trans-mid
Japanese: ä¸å¨ç¨ãª (bukiyÅ na)
Norwegian: klumsete, klønete
Portuguese: desajeitado, bisonho
trans-bottom

trans-top|not easily managed or effected; embarrassing
Finnish: vaikea, hankala, kiusallinen
German: unhandlich, umständlich, patschert (Austrian)
Icelandic: vandræðalegur, pínlegur
trans-mid
Japanese: ããã¡ãªã (gigochinai)
Norwegian: pinlig
Portuguese: constrangedor
trans-bottom

trans-top|perverse; adverse; untoward
Finnish: tuskallinen, vastenmielinen, yököttävä, piinallinen
German: peinlich, misslich, unangenehm
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Category:Old Norse derivations

bg:awkward
et:awkward
fr:awkward
gl:awkward
io:awkward
hu:awkward
pl:awkward
fi:awkward
te:awkward
vi:awkward
zh:awkward

Revision and Credits for"awkward"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2022 All rights reserved.