awkward

765 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ˈɔːkwəd], [ˈɔːkwəd], [ˈɔː_k_w_ə_d]
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Synonyms for Awkward:

inelegant (adjective)

barbarous, boorish, brutish, clumsy, coarse, crude, earthy, gawky, graceless, gross, inelegant, raw, rude, tactless, tasteless, tawdry, uncivil, undignified, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar.

inopportune (adjective)

belated, delinquent, inappropriate, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, infelicitous, inopportune, premature, unpunctual, untimely.

unskillful (adjective)

amateurish, incompetent, inept, skill-less, unpracticed, unskillful.

Other synonyms and related words:

Discommoding, Incommoding, Overtly, Unapt, Unhandsome, Unhandy, abashed, ability, abrupt, accident-prone, adverse, adversely, affected, aggravating, all thumbs, angular, annoying, anxious, apathetic, apparently, apprehensive, approximately, arduous, artificial, artless, ashamed, awfully, awkwardly, awkwardness, backward, bad, bad-mannered, badly, baffle, baffling, barbaric, bare, baroque, bashful, basic, be indisposed, bewildering, big, big with child, bizarre, blackguard, blanc-bec, blandae mendacia lingua, blankminded, bluff, blunderheaded, blundering, blunderingly, blunt, bombastic, botched, bothersome, bovine, break, break down, brusque, bucolic, bulky, bumbling, bunglesome, bungling, burdensome, butter-fingered, butterfingered, butterfingers, cack-handed, callow, careless, carelessly, case, causing inconvenience, challenging, chancy, characterize, chronic, chunky, classify, clearly, cleave, clod, cloddish, clownish, clumsily, clumsiness, clumsy person, clumsy-fisted, clunky, coarsely, colourless, come apart, comfortless, comical, complex, complicated, compromising, confounding, confused, confusing, constrained, contentious, contrary, contrived, conundrum, convoluted, convulsive, countrified, coy, crabby, cramped, cranky, critical, crosswise, crotchety, crudely, crushing, cumbersome, cumbersomely, cumbrous, dangerous, dead, deadpan, debatable, deep, delicate, demanding, depart, describe, desperate, detach, deviate, dexterous, differentiate, difficile, difficult, difficulty, diffident, dilemma, disadvantageous, disagreeable, discern, discombobulated, discomfited, discomfiting, discomforting, discommodious, disconcerted, disconcerting, disconnect, discourteous, discriminate, disingenuously, disobliging, dispense, disquieting, disrespectful, disrupting, disruptive, dissever, dissociate, distinctly, distinguish, distressed, distressing, disturbed, disturbing, divide, do not, doltish, don't be, dragging, droll, dry, dull, dumb, easy, eccentric, edgy, elephantine, embarrass, embarrassed, embarrassing, embarrassingly, emotional, empty, empty-headed, enigma, euphuistic, evidently, expressionless, fail, falling behind, faltering, fanciful, fantastic, farcical, fastidious, faulty, feckless, feeble, feelings, fidgety, fiendish, fingers all thumbs, finical, finicky, flat, flat-footed, flimsy, floundering, flustering, foolish, forced, formal, fractious, fragile, fraught, fumbled, fumbling, funny, furious, fussy, galling, galoot, gauche, gaucherie, gawkish, gluey, glutinous, go, good, graceful, grandiloquent, gravid, gray, great, green, groping, grossly, grotesque, gruff, guilty, guinde, gummy, hairy, half-baked, halting, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, hangdog, hard, hard to use, harsh, having two left feet, having two left hands, hazardous, heavily, heavy, heavy with child, heavy-handed, heavy-laden, heavyweight, hefty, helpless, hesitant, hesitating, high-flown, home bred, homely, homespun, hopeless, huge, hulking, hulky, humiliating, hypersensitive, iffy, ignoble, ignominious, ignorant, ill, ill at ease, ill timed, ill-advised, ill-bred, ill-chosen, ill-conceived, ill-formed, ill-mannered, illiberally, impassive, impedient, imperfect, impertinent, impolite, impolitic, impossible, impracticable, impractical, improper, imprudent, in a tizzy, in the way, inaccessible, inaccurate, inadequate, inadequately, inadvisable, inane, inapt, inartistic, incapable, incoherent, incommodious, incompetently, incondite, inconsiderate, inconveniently, indecorous, indelicate, indiscreet, ineffective, ineffectively, ineffectual, ineffectually, inefficient, inefficiently, inelegantly, ineptly, inexperienced, inexpert, inflated, infringe, inhibited, injudicious, inkhorn, innocent, inopportunely, insecure, insensitive, insincere, insoluble, insufficient, insupportable, intolerable, intractable, intricate, invidious, invious, irksome, irritating, isolate, issue, jerky, job, klutzy, knot, knotted, knotty, know-nothing, la-di-da, labored, laborious, laboured, labyrinthine, lacking dexterity, laden, lame, large, laughable, leaden, left-handed, lifeless, lofty, looby, lost, loutish, lowly, lubber, lubberly, ludicrous, lumbering, lumping, lumpish, lumpy, lurching, makeshift, maladroit, maladroitly, maliciously, manifestly, mannered, massive, massy, matter, mean, meanly, meek, mindless, miscarry, miscue, misshapen, modest, mortifying, move apart, mucilaginous, muggy, mumbling, must not, naive, nasty, neat, nervous, nescient, nit-picking, no conjurer, nolo, non-natural, nonprofessional, not feasible, not feel well, not progressing, not to, oafish, objectionable, obstinate, obviously, odd, off-putting, offensive, ominous, ominously, on edge, onerous, openly, out of place, outlandish, overcast, oversized, ox-like, painful, parlous, particular, pass on, passionate, passionless, pastoral, pasty, patently, pathless, perilous, perplexing, perverse, perversely, pin, place, plaguing, plaguy, plainly, plebeian, pollex, pompous, ponderous, ponderously, ponderousness, poor, poorly, poser, pour rire, precarious, pretentious, prickly, primitive, problem, problematic, problematical, provincial, provoking, punishing, put on, puzzle, puzzling, quaint, queasy, query, question, quit, quizzical, refractory, reserved, restless, retiring, rickety, riddle, ridiculous, rigid, risky, robotic, rough, rough-hewn, roughly, rowdy, rudely, rugged, ruggedly, rum, rustic, rusty, savage, screaming, scuttling, segregate, self-conscious, self-effacing, sensitive, serious, sesquipedalian, sever, severe, severely, shambling, shamefaced, shameful, shaming, sheepish, shifting, shrinking, shuffling, shy, silly, simple, sinister, sinisterly, slatternly, sloppily, sloppy, slouching, slovenly, slow, slow coach, snag, snobbish, sore, specious, spiritless, splay, split, split up, stammering, steamy, sticky, stiff, stiffness, stilted, stinging, strained, straitened, strange, strange to, stressful, stubborn, studied, stumbling, stupidly, stuttering, subject, substantial, swab, sylvan, talentless, tangled, taxing, tedious, tender, tense, tension-ridden, tentative, testy, thin, thorny, thoughtless, thumb, ticklish, tight, tightfisted, timid, timorous, tiresome, touch-and-go, touchy, tough, trackless, tricky, trouble, troubled, troublesome, trying, turgid, ugly, unable, unaccommodating, unacquainted, unacquainted with, unaesthetic, unanimated, unapprized, unbeautiful, unbecoming, unbefitting, uncalled-for, uncertain, uncivilized, uncombed, uncomfortable, uncomprehending, unconfident, unconformable, unconversant, unconvincing, uncoordinated, uncourtly, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, undexterous, undiplomatic, undo, uneasy, unenlightened, unenviable, uneven, unfamiliar, unfinished, unfit, unfitting, unflattering, unfortunate, ungainly, ungentlemanlike, ungentlemanly, ungovernable, ungraceful, ungracefully, ungracious, unhappy, unilluminated, unimpassioned, uninformed, uninitiated, unintelligent, unkempt, unknowing, unladylike, unlicked, unlovely, unmanageable, unmannerly, unmanoeuvrable, unnatural, unnerving, unpersuasive, unpleasant, unpleasing, unpolitic, unposted, unpractised, unprepossessing, unprofessional, unproficient, unpromising, unqualified, unquiet, unrelenting, unripe, unsavoury, unseasonable, unseemly, unsettling, unskilful, unskilled, unskillfully, unsophisticated, unsteady, unstylish, unsuitable, unsuitably, unsure, unsympathetic, untactful, untalented, untamed, untaught, untoward, untrained, untried, unversed, unwarranted, unwieldiness, unwieldy, unwieldyish, unwise, upsetting, useless, vacant, vacuous, vexatious, vexing, viscid, viscous, voluminous, warm, warped, wavering, weak, wearisome, weighty, weird, whimsical, wooden, worrying, wrong, yokel.

Quotes for Awkward:

  1. President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards. Conan O'Brien.
  2. The commentary track became a lot like the movie and there are some funny, long, awkward pauses that you can tell we're just trying to find stuff to say. None of us had gotten to really talk about the movie until that moment and they were in New York and we were in L. A. Jay Roach.
  3. What's interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured, which makes it stylistically unique, especially for American audiences. Rainn Wilson.

Idioms of Awkward:

  1. place sm in an awkward position;
  2. put sm in an awkward position;
  3. an awkward customer;