awkward adj

ON awk, wrong + ward, direction.

  1. Unready; inexperienced; unprepared; [fig.] human; mortal; imperfect.
  2. Crossed; obtuse; out of focus; [fig.] blind; dull.
  3. Unsuitable; inappropriate; not fitting.
  4. Unlearned; unpolished; unskilled; not elegant; out of practice; [fig.] out of tune.
  5. Clumsy; ungainly; cumbersome; unbecoming; over-sized.
  6. Rough; coarse; crude.
  7. Uncomfortable; insecure; out of place; ill at ease.