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English definition of “awkward”
/ˈɔk·wərd/ adj (ANXIOUS)
› causing inconvenience, anxiety, or embarrassment: It was an awkward situation, because the restaurant was too expensive for us but we didn’t want to just get up and walk out. › Someone who feels awkward feels embarrassed or nervous: We were the first to arrive at the party and felt a little awkward. awkwardness
/ˈɔ·kwərd·nəs/ n [U] › His awkwardness with girls disappeared once he got to college.