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English definition of “awkwardly”

awkwardly

adverb (WITH EMBARRASSMENT)    /ˈɔː.kwəd.li/ US  /ˈɑː.kwɚd-/
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
(Definition of awkwardly adverb (WITH EMBARRASSMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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