awkwardly Definition

  • 1in a way that is clumsy or lacking in coordination
  • 2in a way that is embarrassing or uncomfortable

Using awkwardly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "awkwardly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He awkwardly stumbled over the uneven pavement.

  • Example

    She smiled awkwardly, not knowing what to say.

  • Example

    He tried to dance but moved awkwardly and stepped on his partner's foot.

awkwardly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for awkwardly

Antonyms for awkwardly


Summary: awkwardly in Brief

'Awkwardly' [ˈɔːkwədli] describes actions that are clumsy, lacking in coordination, or uncomfortable. It is often used to describe physical movements, such as stumbling or tripping, as well as social interactions, such as an uncomfortable silence or a forced smile.