Definition of awkwardly in English:

awkwardly

adverb

  • 1In an ungainly manner; not smoothly or gracefully:

    ‘she waddled up the stairs awkwardly’
    ‘he landed awkwardly after both of his vaults’
    ‘the conclusion seems awkwardly grafted on to the main text’
    • ‘They are well staged, but somtimes fall awkwardly between uncomfortable realism and Hollywood effectiveness.’
    • ‘The figure's unnaturally elongated legs and awkwardly distended fingers seem a bit too mannered.’
    • ‘The transition scenes are handled a little awkwardly.’
    • ‘Awkwardly sited on the river meander, the bridge has an uncomfortable relationship with the freeway.’
    • ‘We all sat in close quarters, awkwardly shuffling our coats and bags.’
    • ‘In her portraits, the head fits awkwardly on the clothing.’
    • ‘She stares straight ahead with her right hand on her hip and her left arm awkwardly looped through her father's elbow.’
    • ‘A child buys a pair of ice cream cones and stomps awkwardly up a flight of steps.’
    • ‘The directors' faces look cut out, almost as if by hand, and fit awkwardly against the mountain backdrop.’
    • ‘Given enough webbing, Spider-Man gets awkwardly tangled.’
  • 2In a way that shows uneasy embarrassment:

    ‘Seth responded awkwardly, allowing the silence once again to settle between them’
    ‘I cleared my throat awkwardly’
  • 3In a way that causes difficulty:

    ‘the cruise control is placed awkwardly on the control column’
    ‘the ball bounced awkwardly, but Auguste controlled it with his chest’

Pronunciation

awkwardly

/ˈɔːkwədli/