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English definition of “awkward”

awkward

adjective (DIFFICULT)    /ˈɔː.kwəd/ US  /ˈɑː.kwɚd/
B2 difficult to use, do, or deal with: It's an awkward corner, so take it slowly. Some of the questions were rather awkward. It was an awkward ascent, but we reached the top eventually. [+ to infinitive] My car's quite awkward to drive. He's an awkward customer (= a difficult person to deal with).Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand awkwardness     /-nəs/ noun [U] In spite of the divorce, there was no awkwardness between them - in fact they seemed very much at ease.Inability and awkwardness
(Definition of awkward adjective (DIFFICULT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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