Awesome Adjective: Awkward

Meaning: Used to describe an uncomfortable or embarrassing situation.


The party was really awkward because no one knew each other.

The man giving the presentation didn’t realize his fly was open. It was very awkward.

It was awkward when I ran into my ex-girlfriend. We didn’t know what to say to each other.

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is an example of an awkward situation?

A.  Sitting next to a really tired man on the subway whose head keeps falling on your shoulder.

B.  Having coffee with someone you don’t like very much.

C.  Inviting someone to go out to eat and then forgetting your wallet at home.

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