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awkward (adjective), more awkward, most askward
1. Referring to being clumsy, uncoordinated, inept, bungling, or not graceful: Richard was an awkward skier until he had more training and practice.
2. Descriptive of being cumbersome, unmanageable, inconvenient, unwieldy, or cumbersome: Jim had an awkward time using the very heavy ax when he was chopping the wood that he would use for his fireplace.
3. Relating to embarrassing, unpleasant, difficult, or uncomfortable: The scandal of the neighbor's son when he was arrested for driving while being drunk was an awkward situation for the entire family.
A foolish, awkward, clumsy, and incompetent situation.
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