Adjective awkward has 6 senses
- awkward - causing inconvenience; "they arrived at an awkward time"
Antonym: convenient (indirect, via inconvenient)
- awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
Antonyms: graceful, deft, elegant, flowing, fluid, liquid, smooth, gainly, gracile, willowy, lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike, fluent
- awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly - difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape; "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"
Antonyms: wieldy, manageable (indirect, via unwieldy)
- awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen - not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"
Antonym: felicitous (indirect, via infelicitous)
- awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable - hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
Antonym: easy (indirect, via difficult)
- awkward, ill at ease, uneasy - not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner; "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers"
Antonym: comfortable (indirect, via uncomfortable)