awkward awkward  /ˈɑ kwərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) causing inconvenience
  2. (adj) lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
  3. (adj) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  4. (adj) not elegant or graceful in expression
  5. (adj) hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
  6. (adj) socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner

Usage(s):

  1. She thought it was awkward.
  2. It has a flow and an intimacy that the often awkward theatrical version lacked.
  3. The other parallel is Bush's awkward first hours of handling a crisis.

News

  1. 'Awkward' Mid-Season Trailer -- Watch Now

    Beau Mirchoff asks Ashley Rickards a tearful question in the mid-season trailer for Awkward. “They go through a large event together, the whole crew does. Something goes wrong, and they might not be able to…” Beau, 24, told TVLine. He added, “Who knows if they’ll be able to stay together after it? I’m not saying [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Just Jared Jr.

  2. 'Awkward' Midseason Trailer: Tough Times Ahead for Jenna and Matty

    (MTV) How are you all doing out there in Awkward land, folks? Have you recovered from last night's shocking midseason finale, which featured Jenna giving into her romantic tension with transfer student Collin and engaging in a full-on make out session just steps away from boyfriend Matty. Oh em gee. Fans will have to wait until the fall to see the second half of Awkward 's third season, but from ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  3. Awkward, This Is Not What Texts Look Like

    Last night's Awkward strained credulity on two fronts. One, there's just no way Jenna would cheat on Matty. (Who would cheat on that handsome doofus? No one.) But more egregiously, this is not what text messages look like.Come on, Awkward! You're on MTV! You're supposed to be hip and with ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. "I simply greeted both actresses with joy and open arms, which is the way I would greet anyone I'm happy to meet," Busey said. "Everyone has experienced a handshake or hug which has turned awkward, and this was no different."
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Gary Busey Source: USA Today

  2. "We have an awkward history about how to talk about race in the nation and in newsrooms," says Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of...
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Gwen Ifill Source: FOXNews

  3. "The age difference might be a little awkward, but in today's day and age anything is possible," Rodriguez said.
    on Feb 22, 2005 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: Los Angeles Times

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