Awkwardly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːkwərdli|  American pronunciation of the word awkwardly
Brit.  |ˈɔːkwədli|  British pronunciation of the word awkwardly

adverb

- in an awkward manner

he bent awkwardly

Examples

The question was awkwardly phrased.

...her date awkwardly remarked on the attractiveness of the background music in the restaurant...

...high officials awkwardly mingling with the general populace...

...the teacher bantered pleasantly, albeit a bit awkwardly, with the students at the school dance...

Piper awkwardly tried to change the subject (=talk about something else).

'I'm very sorry about your sister,' he said awkwardly.

Vera smiled awkwardly.

He turned around, balancing awkwardly on one foot.

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