Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “awkward”

See all translations

awkward

adjective /ˈoːkwəd/
not graceful or elegant
patoso, desgarbado, torpe
an awkward movement.
difficult or causing difficulty, embarrassment etc
difícil, delicado, peliagudo
He kept asking her awkward questions There was an awkward silence wheh he mentioned her ex-husband The electric socket is in an awkward place.
awkwardly adverb
desgarbadamente
He fell awkwardly and twisted his ankle.
awkwardness noun
dificultad; torpeza
a moment of awkwardness.
(Definition of awkward from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “awkward” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More