Meaning of “awkwardly” in the English Dictionary

"awkwardly" in British English

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awkwardlyadverb

uk /ˈɔː.kwəd.li/ us /ˈɑː.kwɚd.li/

(Definition of “awkwardly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"awkwardly" in American English

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awkwardlyadverb

us /ˈɔ·kwər·dli/

awkwardly adverb (CAUSING DIFFICULTY)

so as to make something difficult to deal with:

The publication of the article was awkwardly timed for the government.

awkwardly adverb (WITHOUT GRACE)

without grace:

He sat awkwardly on the floor.

(Definition of “awkwardly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)