Synonyms of awkward in English:

awkward


See definition of awkward

adjective

1‘one of the most awkward jobs is painting a ceiling’

SYNONYMS
difficult, tricky
British informal fiddly
ANTONYMS

easy, straightforward

2‘the box was heavy and awkward to carry’

SYNONYMS
cumbersome, unwieldy, unhandy
informal a devil
vulgar slang a bugger, a bastard
rare cumbrous, lumbersome

3‘I'm sorry to call at such an awkward time’

SYNONYMS
inconvenient, difficult, inappropriate, inopportune, unfortunate
archaic unseasonable
ANTONYMS

convenient

4‘he had put her in a very awkward position’

SYNONYMS
embarrassing, uncomfortable, unpleasant, delicate, ticklish, tricky, sensitive, problematic, problematical, troublesome, perplexing, thorny, vexatious
humiliating, compromising
informal sticky, dicey, hairy, cringeworthy, cringe-making
British informal dodgy
North American informal gnarly

5‘I felt awkward standing in front of the whole class’

SYNONYMS
embarrassed, self-conscious, uncomfortable, ill at ease, uneasy, tense, nervous, edgy, unrelaxed, strained
rare unquiet
ANTONYMS

relaxed, at ease

6‘he was long-legged and rather awkward’

SYNONYMS
clumsy, ungainly, uncoordinated, maladroit, graceless, ungraceful, inept, inelegant, unskilful, unhandy, all thumbs, gauche, gawky, gangling, blundering, lumbering, cloddish
wooden, stiff
coltish
British all fingers and thumbs
informal clodhopping, ham-fisted, ham-handed, with two left feet, cack-handed
archaic lubberly
ANTONYMS

graceful, adroit

7‘you're being damned awkward’

SYNONYMS
unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful, difficult, annoying, obstructive, unaccommodating, refractory, disobliging, contrary, perverse, tiresome, exasperating, trying
stubborn, obstinate
Scottish thrawn
informal cussed, pesky
British informal bloody-minded, bolshie
North American informal balky
archaic contumacious, froward
rare renitent, pervicacious
ANTONYMS

amenable, cooperative