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awkwardly

adverb uk   /ˈɔː.kwəd.li/ us    /ˈɑː.kwɚd-/

awkwardly adverb (WITH EMBARRASSMENT)

in a worried or embarrassed way: He shifted awkwardly from one foot to the other.Ashamed and embarrassedAnxious and worried in an embarrassing or worrying way, or a way that causes problems: The publication of the economic statistics was awkwardly timed for the government.Anxious and worriedAshamed and embarrassed

awkwardly adverb (MOVE)

moving in a way that is not natural, relaxed, or attractive: She fell awkwardly when she was skiing and twisted her ankle. He walked awkwardly across the room, aware that they were watching.Inability and awkwardness

awkwardly adverb (WITH DIFFICULTY)

in a way that is difficult to deal with, use, or do: The car was parked awkwardly across the pavement.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand

awkwardly adverb (NOT HELPFULLY)

in an intentionally unhelpful wayUnhelpful and Uncooperative
(Definition of awkwardly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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