Antonyms for awkwardly


Grammar : Adv
Spell : awk-werd
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɔk wərd


Définition awkwardly

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "in the wrong direction," from awk "back-handed" + adverbial suffix -weard (see -ward). Meaning "clumsy" first recorded 1520s. Related: Awkwardly. Other formations from awk, none of them surviving, were awky, awkly, awkness.
  • adv with difficulty
Example sentences :
  • "I had not thought that you had taken it so amiss," said he awkwardly.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The situation was awkward, and awkwardly he got himself out of it.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • "He says he wants to see you—to—to have it out with you," said Marcia, awkwardly.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Smith swung out as awkwardly as a turkey on a chopping block.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • The needle was diligently but awkwardly plied in this pause.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848 » by Various
  • They'd made friends, awkwardly on the girl's part, very pleasantly on Murgatroyd's.
  • Extract from : « Pariah Planet » by Murray Leinster
  • He paused, and was awkwardly conscious of constraint in the silence which ensued.
  • Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
  • The man swung from the saddle, awkwardly nursing his right arm.
  • Extract from : « The Treasure Trail » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • There was a silence on the part of both of his companions, awkwardly long.
  • Extract from : « The Vagrant Duke » by George Gibbs
  • "I don't know how to thank you for what you've done, Nichols," he said awkwardly.
  • Extract from : « The Vagrant Duke » by George Gibbs

Synonyms for awkwardly

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