副词: awkwardly 名词: awkwardness
awkward 高中必修500 全国卷频次:9 教材出处:译林版必修B1U3
It’s more likely that none of us start a conversation because it’s awkward and challenging.
The most awkward email mistake is usually committed in anger.
Your first meeting may be a little awkward. (2022全国I卷)
awkward cargo 大件货; 大件货物;
awkward pose 笨拙的姿势; 令人尴尬的姿势;
awkward position 令人不舒服的姿态; 难堪的地位;
awkward to 不适合于的
awkward age 接近成年的时期; 未成熟的青春期;
an awkward customer 难对付的人
Only the awkward question 疑者愚，复者痴
awkward awkward 难使用的
awkward awkward a 难使用的
lithe awkward 柔软的
Awkward siblings 别扭兄妹
Less Awkward 减少尴尬
glib awkward 流利圆滑的
awkward unwieldy 难使用的
Awkward Postures 尴尬姿态
笨拙的,尷尬的;使用不便的,難處理的The awfully awkward warship is warned not to be awarded war reward.那艘非常拙劣的軍艦受到不給予戰爭報酬的警告.
1. making you feel embarrassed
There was an awkward silence.
2. difficult to deal with
SYN difficult :
Don’t ask awkward questions.
You’ve put me in an awkward position.
an awkward customer (= a person who is difficult to deal with)
Please don’t be awkward about letting him come.
3. not convenient
SYN inconvenient :
Have I come at an awkward time?
4. difficult or dangerous because of its shape or design
This box is very awkward for six person to carry.
5. not moving in an easy way; not comfortable
He tried to dance, but he was too clumsy and awkward.
I must have slept in an awkward position—I’m aching all over.
• awk·ward·ly adv.:
‘I’m sorry,’ he said awkwardly.
She fell awkwardly and broke her ankle.
an awkwardly shaped room
• awk·ward·ness noun [U] :
She laughed to cover up her feeling of awkwardness.
1 making you feel embarrassed so that you are not sure what to do or say 令人尴尬的，使人难堪的 SYN difficult
I hoped he would stop asking awkward questions.
There was an awkward moment when she didn’t know whether to shake his hand or kiss his cheek.
an awkward silence
A laugh can help people over an awkward situation.
Philip’s remarks put her in an awkward position (=made it difficult for her to know what to do).
► see thesaurus at embarrassed
2 not relaxed or comfortable 紧张的；不舒适的
She liked to dance but felt awkward if someone was watching her.
Geoff looked uneasy and awkward.
Make sure that the baby is not sleeping in an awkward position.
3 difficult to do, use, or deal with 难办的；难用的，不好操作的；难应付的
It’ll be awkward getting cars in and out.
The new financial arrangements were awkward to manage.
A good carpenter can make a cupboard to fit the most awkward space.
She was afraid he was going to ask an awkward question.
► see thesaurus at difficult
4 not convenient 不方便的
I’m sorry to call at such an awkward time but I won’t keep you a minute.
5 an awkward person is deliberately unhelpful 〔人〕难相处的，不好应付的 SYN difficult
The staff wanted to go home and they were getting awkward about a meeting starting so late.
an awkward customer (=person who is difficult and unhelpful)
‘I’m very sorry about your sister, ’ he said awkwardly.
Vera smiled awkwardly.
—awkwardness noun [uncountable] He tried to smooth over the awkwardness of the situation.
Origin awkward (1500-1600) awk “turned the wrong way” ((15-17 centuries)) (from Old Norse öfugr) + -ward
1.ADJ-GRADED 能被表示程度的副词或介词词组修饰的形容词使人尴尬的；难处理的；棘手的 An awkward situation is embarrassing and difficult to deal with.
I was the first to ask him awkward questions but there’ll be harder ones to come…
There was an awkward moment as couples decided whether to stand next to their partners.
There was an awkwardly long silence.
…an awkwardly timed meeting.
2.ADJ-GRADED 能被表示程度的副词或介词词组修饰的形容词难使用的；难携带的；（工作）难处理的 Something that is awkward to use or carry is difficult to use or carry because of its design. A job that is awkward is difficult to do.
【搭配模式】：usu v-link ADJ
It was small but heavy enough to make it awkward to carry…
Full-size tripods can be awkward, especially if you’re shooting a low-level subject.
The autoexposure button is awkwardly placed under the lens release button.
3.ADJ-GRADED 能被表示程度的副词或介词词组修饰的形容词（行动）笨拙的；（姿势）别扭的 An awkward movement or position is uncomfortable or clumsy.
Amy made an awkward gesture with her hands.
He fell awkwardly and went down in agony clutching his right knee…
He lay beside her awkwardly, propped on an elbow.
4.ADJ-GRADED 能被表示程度的副词或介词词组修饰的形容词害羞的；尴尬的；局促不安的 Someone who feels awkward behaves in a shy or embarrassed way.
Women frequently say that they feel awkward taking the initiative in sex…
He was rather awkward with his godson.
‘This is Malcolm,’ the girl said awkwardly, to fill the silence.
He displayed all the awkwardness of adolescence.
5.ADJ-GRADED 能被表示程度的副词或介词词组修饰的形容词不可理喻的；难打交道的；难相处的 If you say that someone is awkward, you are critical of them because you find them unreasonable and difficult to live with or deal with.
She’s got to an age where she is being awkward.
[more awkward; most awkward] 1
a : not graceful : clumsy不雅观的；笨拙的
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.
b : lacking skill缺乏技巧的
She is an awkward writer.
: difficult to use or handle难用的；难处理的
The machine is very awkward to operate.
an awkward tool
The box isn’t heavy but it has an awkward shape and size. [=its shape and size make it difficult to carry] 这箱子并不重，但它的形状和体积让人不好搬。
a : not easy to deal with难对付的；尴尬的
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.
b : not socially graceful or confident : uneasy or uncomfortable局促不安的
I feel awkward (about) having to ask you to help.
He feels awkward with/around strangers.
— awkwardly adverb
The baby was crawling awkwardly on her hands and knees.
He fell and landed awkwardly.
an awkwardly written sentence
— awkwardness noun, plural awkwardnesses
[noncount] A moment of awkwardness occurred after the introduction.
the awkwardness of the writing
[count] There was an awkwardness between us when we last saw each other.