awkward adj.

1 difficult

VERBS be, look, seem | make sth

ADV. extremely, very | a bit, rather, slightly, somewhat She asked some rather awkward questions.

PHRASES make things awkward He could make things very awkward for me if he wanted to.

2 not relaxed

VERBS be, feel, look | become | make sb He was embarrassed, which made him awkward.

ADV. extremely, very | a bit, rather | painfully As a teenager he was painfully awkward in company.

PREP. about They felt awkward about having to leave so soon. | with She is awkward with people she doesn't know.