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Awkward vs. Uncouth — What's the Difference?

Awkward vs. Uncouth — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Awkward and Uncouth

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Awkward

Causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with
Some awkward questions
The wheelbarrow can be awkward to manoeuvre
May 19, 2022

Uncouth

Crude; unrefined.
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Awkward

Causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience
He had put her in a very awkward position
She felt awkward alone with him
May 19, 2022

Uncouth

Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
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Awkward

Not smooth or graceful; ungainly
Luther's awkward movements impeded his progress
May 19, 2022
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Uncouth

(Archaic) Foreign; unfamiliar.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Not graceful; ungainly.
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Uncouth

(archaic) Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Not dexterous; clumsy.
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Uncouth

Clumsy, awkward.
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Awkward

Clumsily or unskillfully performed
The opera was marred by an awkward aria.
May 19, 2022

Uncouth

Unrefined, crude.
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Awkward

Difficult to handle or manage
An awkward bundle to carry.
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Uncouth

Unknown.
To leave the good that I had in hand,In hope of better that was uncouth.
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Awkward

Difficult to effect; uncomfortable
An awkward pose.
May 19, 2022

Uncouth

Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant.
Harness . . . so uncouth and so rich.
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Awkward

Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort
An awkward remark.
An awkward silence.
May 19, 2022

Uncouth

Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also, odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners.
I am surprised with an uncouth fear.
Thus sang the uncouth swain.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Requiring great tact, ingenuity, skill, and discretion
An awkward situation arose during the peace talks.
May 19, 2022

Uncouth

Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;
He had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
Behavior that branded him as common
An untutored and uncouth human being
An uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
Appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
The vulgar display of the newly rich
May 19, 2022

Awkward

(obsolete) In a backwards direction.
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Awkward

Lacking dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments.
John was awkward at performing the trick. He'll have to practice to improve.
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Awkward

Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.
That was an extremely awkward moment. Everyone was watching.
An awkward silence had fallen.
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Awkward

Lacking social skills, or uncomfortable with social interaction.
I'm very awkward at parties.
Things get very awkward whenever 60-year old men use cheesy pick-up lines on me.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Perverse; adverse; difficult to handle.
He's a right awkward chap.
These cabinets are going to be very awkward when we move.
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Awkward

Someone or something that is awkward.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

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 trick; an awkward boy.
And dropped an awkward courtesy.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.
A long and awkward process.
An awkward affair is one that has gone wrong, and is difficult to adjust.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Perverse; adverse; untoward.
O blind guides, which being of an awkward religion, do strain out a gnat, and swallow up a cancel.
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Causing inconvenience;
They arrived at an awkward time
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance;
An awkward dancer
An awkward gesture
Too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
His clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape;
An awkward bundle to carry
A load of bunglesome paraphernalia
Clumsy wooden shoes
The cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Not elegant or graceful in expression;
An awkward prose style
A clumsy apology
His cumbersome writing style
If the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment;
Awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
An awkward pause followed his remark
A sticky question
In the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
May 19, 2022

Awkward

Not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner;
Awkward and reserved at parties
Ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know
Was always uneasy with strangers
May 19, 2022

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