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English definition of “awkward”

awkward

adjective (NOT HELPFUL)    /ˈɔː.kwəd/ US  /ˈɑː.kwɚd/ mainly UK
intentionally not helpful: Just stop being so awkward and help me push the car, will you! → Synonym uncooperativeUnhelpful and Uncooperative 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 (NOT HELPFUL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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