Learner's definition of AWKWARD
[more awkward; most awkward]
1 a : not graceful : clumsy
b : lacking skill
She is awkward at dancing.
He had large feet and his walk was awkward and ungainly.
an awkward movement
The story contained some awkward writing.
2 : difficult to use or handle 3 a : not easy to deal with
b : not socially graceful or confident : uneasy or uncomfortable
It was an awkward [=embarrassing] moment for everyone.
I often find myself in awkward situations.
He was put in the awkward position of having to write the memo.
There was an awkward pause in the conversation.