awkwardly


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awk·ward

 (ôk′wərd)
adj.
1. Not graceful; ungainly.
2.
a. Not dexterous; clumsy.
b. Clumsily or unskillfully performed: The opera was marred by an awkward aria.
3.
a. Difficult to handle or manage: an awkward bundle to carry.
b. Difficult to effect; uncomfortable: an awkward pose.
4.
a. Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort: an awkward remark; an awkward silence.
b. Requiring great tact, ingenuity, skill, and discretion: An awkward situation arose during the peace talks.

[Middle English awkeward, in the wrong way : awke, wrong (from Old Norse öfugr, backward; see apo- in Indo-European roots) + -ward, -ward.]

awk′ward·ly adv.
awk′ward·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.awkwardly - in an awkward mannerawkwardly - in an awkward manner; "he bent awkwardly"
Translations
بِصورَة مُربِكَه
neobratněnevhodnětrapně
kejtet
vandræîalega; klaufalega
nešikovne
acemicebeceriksizcehantalca

awkwardly

[ˈɔːkwədlɪ] ADV
1. (= uncomfortably) [say, shake hands] → con embarazo
there was an awkwardly long silencehubo un silencio largo y embarazoso
Sonia patted her shoulder awkwardlySonia, violenta or incómoda, le dio unas palmaditas en el hombro
2. (= clumsily) [move, walk, dance] → torpemente, con torpeza; [translate] → con poca fluidez
he expresses himself awkwardlyse expresa mal, le cuesta expresarse
he fell awkwardlycayó en mala postura
the keyhole is awkwardly placed under the handleel ojo de la cerradura está colocado bajo el picaporte, lo cual resulta incómodo

awkwardly

[ˈɔːkwərdli] adv
(= clumsily) [fall] → mal
(= unhelpfully) awkwardly placed → placé(e) à un endroit peu accessible
(= embarrassingly)
There was an awkwardly long silence → Il y eut un silence d'une longueur gênante.
an awkwardly timed meeting → une réunion qui intervient à un moment peu opportun
(= embarrassedly) [say] → d'un ton emprunté, d'un ton embarrassé

awkwardly

adv
(= clumsily) fall, move, express oneself, translateungeschickt; lieunbequem; hangmerkwürdig; awkwardly placedan einem ungünstigen Ort; awkwardly timedzu einer ungünstigen Zeit
(= embarrassingly)peinlich
(= embarrassedly)verlegen; (= shamefacedly)betreten
(= clumsily)unbeholfen

awkwardly

[ˈɔːkwədlɪ] adv (behave) → goffamente; (move) → in modo impacciato; (write) → in modo contorto

awkward

(ˈoːkwəd) adjective
1. not graceful or elegant. an awkward movement.
2. difficult or causing difficulty, embarrassment etc. an awkward question; an awkward silence; His cut is in an awkward place.
ˈawkwardly adverb
ˈawkwardness noun
References in classic literature ?
A KANGAROO hopping awkwardly along with some bulky object concealed in her pouch met a Zebra, and desirous of keeping his attention upon himself, said:
When he had taken his arm from his face he looked at the serpent; and then did it recognise the eyes of Zarathustra, wriggled awkwardly, and tried to get away.
So the party followed the servant into a splendid ante-room, and the Saw-Horse ambled awkwardly after them, having no knowledge that a horse might be expected to remain outside.
He spoke and wrote his own language so seldom that it came to him awkwardly. His effort to remember entirely absorbed him.
When he ultimately got past my defence, with a jumpy one which broke awkwardly from the off, I had fetched twenty-three so that he needed twenty to win, a longer hand than he had ever yet made.
His knees gave way; he fell awkwardly and lay dead.
He fell so awkwardly that his head stuck in the mud, and there he stood with his legs straight up in the air.
Raoul, his throat filled with sobs, oaths and insults, fumbled awkwardly at the great mirror that had opened one night, before his eyes, to let Christine pass to the murky dwelling below.
I gave them somewhat awkwardly, I believe; for, in fact, the sudden disclosure of so important a matter took from me the power of speaking with any clearness, She thanked me, however, most affectionately, for my kind concern in the welfare of herself and daughter; and then said: "I am not apt to deal in professions, my dear Mrs.
Moreover she, and Clare also, stood as yet on the debatable land between predilection and love; where no profundities have been reached; no reflections have set in, awkwardly inquiring, "Whither does this new current tend to carry me?
She could not comprehend the existence of a being so awkwardly fashioned.
Thus the man, as well as the player, may condemn what he himself acts; nay, it is common to see vice sit as awkwardly on some men, as the character of Iago would on the honest face of Mr William Mills.