The definition of awkward is someone who is clumsy or a situation which is uncomfortable.(adjective)
See awkward in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME aukward < ON ǫfugr, turned backward + OE -weard, -ward
See awkward in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English awkeward, in the wrong way
Origin: : awke, wrong (from Old Norse öfugr, backward; see apo- in Indo-European roots)
Origin: + -ward, -ward.
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