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Awkward vs. Uncouth

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Awkwardadverb

(obsolete) In a backwards direction.

Uncouthadjective

(archaic) Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.

Awkwardadjective

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.’;

Uncouthadjective

Clumsy, awkward.

Awkwardadjective

Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing.

‘That was an extremely awkward moment. Everyone was watching.’; ‘An awkward silence had fallen.’;

Uncouthadjective

Unrefined, crude.

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Awkwardadjective

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.’;

Uncouthadjective

Unknown.

‘To leave the good that I had in hand,In hope of better that was uncouth.’;

Awkwardadjective

Perverse; adverse; difficult to handle.

‘He's a right awkward chap.’; ‘These cabinets are going to be very awkward when we move.’;

Uncouthadjective

Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant.

‘Harness . . . so uncouth and so rich.’;

Awkwardnoun

Someone or something that is awkward.

Uncouthadjective

Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also, odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners.

‘I am surprised with an uncouth fear.’; ‘Thus sang the uncouth swain.’;

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Awkwardadjective

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.’;

Uncouthadjective

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’;

Awkwardadjective

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.’;

Awkwardadjective

Perverse; adverse; untoward.

‘O blind guides, which being of an awkward religion, do strain out a gnat, and swallow up a cancel.’;

Awkwardadjective

causing inconvenience;

‘they arrived at an awkward time’;

Awkwardadjective

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’;

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Awkwardadjective

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’;

Awkwardadjective

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?’;

Awkwardadjective

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’;

Awkwardadjective

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’;

Awkwardadjective

causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with

‘some awkward questions’; ‘the wheelbarrow can be awkward to manoeuvre’;

Awkwardadjective

deliberately unreasonable or uncooperative

‘you're being damned awkward!’;

Awkwardadjective

causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience

‘he had put her in a very awkward position’; ‘she felt awkward alone with him’;

Awkwardadjective

not smooth or graceful; ungainly

‘Luther's awkward movements impeded his progress’;

Awkwardadjective

uncomfortable or abnormal

‘make sure the baby isn't sleeping in an awkward position’;

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