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awkward

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of AWKWARD

2
showing or marked by a lack of skill and tact (as in dealing with a situation) <her awkward handling of the seating arrangements at the wedding reception resulted in many hurt feelings>
Antonyms adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), facile
3
causing embarrassment <the awkward situation of having to listen as your host and hostess quarrel loudly in the next room>
4
causing difficulty, discomfort, or annoyance <our surprise guests came at a very awkward time>
5
difficult to use or operate especially because of size, weight, or design <that manual can opener is awkward to hold>
Antonyms handy
6
having or showing an inability to move in a graceful manner <an awkward person who is always tripping over herself>
Near Antonyms light, light-footed (also light-foot), lissome (also lissom), lithe, nimble, sure-footed
7
lacking or showing a lack of nimbleness in using one's hands <an awkward catch of a fly ball>
Antonyms deft, dexterous (also dextrous), handy, sure-handed

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