Awkly Awk"ly, adv. 1. In an unlucky (left-handed) or perverse manner. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. Awkwardly. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • awkly — adverb a) In an unlucky or perverse manner. b) Awkwardly …   Wiktionary

  • awkly — adverb see awk II …   Useful english dictionary

  • awkward — (adj.) mid 14c., in the wrong direction, from AWK (Cf. awk) back handed + adverbial suffix weard (see WARD (Cf. ward)). Meaning clumsy first recorded 1520s. Related: Awkwardly. Other formations from awk, none of them surviving, were awky, awkly,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • awk — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English awke 1. obsolete : turned or done the wrong way 2. obsolete : perverse 3 …   Useful english dictionary

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