awkwardly
adverb see awkward

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  • awkwardly — awk|ward|ly [ ɔkwərdli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that shows you are not comfortable, relaxed, or confident: They smiled awkwardly at the camera. She responded awkwardly to the allegations. 2. ) with difficulty or in a way that is not graceful: He… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • awkwardly — UK [ˈɔːkwə(r)dlɪ] / US [ˈɔkwərdlɪ] adverb 1) in a way that shows you are not comfortable, relaxed, or confident They smiled awkwardly at the camera. She responded rather awkwardly to the allegations. 2) with difficulty or in a way that is not… …   English dictionary

  • awkwardly — adv. Awkwardly is used with these adjectives: ↑shaped Awkwardly is used with these verbs: ↑cough, ↑land, ↑pat, ↑pause, ↑say, ↑shrug, ↑shuffle, ↑sit, ↑stand …   Collocations dictionary

  • awkwardly — [ˈɔːkwədli] adv 1) in a way that shows you are not comfortable, relaxed, or confident They smiled awkwardly at the camera.[/ex] 2) in a way that is not graceful He moved to get out of the way and fell awkwardly.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • awkwardly — awkward ► ADJECTIVE 1) hard to do or deal with. 2) causing or feeling embarrassment. 3) inconvenient. 4) clumsy. DERIVATIVES awkwardly adverb awkwardness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete …   English terms dictionary

  • awkwardly — adverb in an awkward manner (Freq. 3) he bent awkwardly • Derived from adjective: ↑awkward …   Useful english dictionary

  • Awkwardly — Awkward Awk ward ([add]k we[ e]rd), a. [Awk + ward.] 1. Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • awkwardly — See awkward. * * * …   Universalium

  • awkwardly — adverb in an awkward manner; with discomfort or lack of coordination …   Wiktionary

  • awkwardly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clumsily, bunglingly, unskillfully, unadroitly, ineptly, maladroitly, undexterously, fumblingly, lumberingly, ponderously, gawkily, gauchely, uncouthly, gracelessly, inelegantly, incompetently, amateurishly, ungracefully …   English dictionary for students

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