简明英汉词典

awkward
[5C:kwEd]
adj.
难使用的, 笨拙的

美国传统词典[双解]

awkward
awk.ward
AHD:[?k“w…rd]
D.J.[6%8kw*d]
K.K.[6%kw+d]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Not graceful; ungainly.
不优雅的;难看的

(2)

Not dexterous; clumsy.
不灵巧的;不灵活的

(3)

Clumsily or unskillfully performed:
笨拙地或不熟练地表演的:
The opera was marred by an awkward aria.
整部歌剧毁在咏叹调部分的不够熟练

(4)

Difficult to handle or manage:
不顺手的:难处理或管理的:
an awkward bundle to carry.
携带不便的包裹

(5)

Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
难以实施的;不舒服的:
an awkward pose.
不舒服的姿势

(6)

Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
尴尬的:以造成窘迫和不舒服为特征的:
an awkward remark; an awkward silence.
令人窘迫的评论;令人尴尬的沉默

(7)

Requiring great tact, ingenuity, skill, and discretion:
棘手的,难处理的:要求非常老练、机智、熟练和谨慎的:
An awkward situation arose during the peace talks.
在和平谈判中出现了棘手的情况

语源

(1)

Middle English awkeward [in the wrong way]
中古英语 awkeward [以错误的方式]

(2)

awke [wrong] from Old Norse ?fugr [backward] * see apo-
awke [错误的] 源自 古斯堪的纳维亚语 ?fugr [向后的] *参见 apo-

(3)

-ward [-ward]
-ward [后缀,表方向]

继承用法

awkwardly
adv.(副词)

awkwardness
n.(名词)

参考词汇

(1)

awkwardclumsymaladroitineptgaucheungainly

(2)

These adjectives mean lacking grace or skill in movement, manner, or performance.
这些形容词意指在活动、举止或表演上缺少优雅和技巧。

(3)

Awkward and
Awkward

(4)

clumsy, the least specific, are often interchangeable. Both emphasize lack of physical dexterity (
clumsy 无大的差别,经常是可互换的。两者都是强调缺少身体的灵活性(
an awkward dancer;
不灵活的跳舞者;
clumsy fingers); both can also suggest embarrassment or lack of ease (
笨人); 两者也都暗示窘迫或不自在(
several awkward moments in the discussion;
讨论中一些令人窘迫的时刻;
offered a clumsy apology).
表示不安的歉意)。

(5)

Maladroit implies tactlessness or lack of skill in social relations:
Maladroit 指在社会交往中不得体或缺少技巧:
a maladroit comment.
不得体的评论。

(6)

Inept applies to inappropriate actions and speech:
Inept 指不适当的行为或言谈:
If the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?
如果谣言是真的,还有比现在来重复它更不适当的吗?

(7)

Gauche suggests a lack of social polish:
Gauche 暗示缺少社会磨练:
too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate.
过于笨拙以致在谈话变得过于密切时无法离开房间。

(8)

Ungainly implies a visible lack of grace in form or movement:
Ungainly 指在形体或运动上明显地缺少优雅:
long, ungainly legs;
难看的长腿;
an ungainly gesture.
不雅的姿势。

现代英汉词典

awkward
[5C:kwEd]
adj.

(1)

笨拙的
He's very awkward, he keeps dropping things.
他很笨,总是丢东西。

(2)

难使用的;使用困难的
The pan is an awkward shape.
这个锅的形状用起来不方便。

(3)

难以应付的(人)

(4)

尴尬的, 不方便的
There was an awkward silence, when no one knew what to say.
当谁都不知道说什么时,陷入了尴尬的沉默。
Aunt Lena came to visit us at an awkward time.
丽娜大婶在我们很不方便的时候来了。

现代英汉综合大辞典

awkward
[5C:kwEd]
adj.

(1)

(手脚)不灵巧的;不熟练的

(2)

(动作或表情)笨拙的; 难看的; 粗野的

(3)

不协调的

(4)

没有风度的

(5)

不好使用的; 使人感到麻烦的; 难应付的, 棘手的

(6)

困难的, 危险的
an awkward staircase
上下不方便的楼梯
awkward time
不方便的时间
an awkward customer
[口]难对付的家伙, 危险的人[动]物
an awkward question
棘手问题
in an awkward situation
处境困难
an awkward remark
不得体的话
awkward age
不成熟的年纪
The child is still awkward with his chopsticks.
那小孩还不太会用筷子。

继承用法

awkwardly
adv.

awkwardness
n.

用法词典

awkward
中古英语 aukward<笨拙的<古挪威语 ofugr+古英语 weard

英文相关词典

awkward
clumsy    cumbersome    ungainly    ungraceful    clever    deft    dexterous    skillful    

美国传统词典

awkward
awk.ward
AHD:[?k“w…rd]
D.J.[6%8kw*d]
K.K.[6%kw+d]
adj.

(1)

Not graceful; ungainly.

(2)

Not dexterous; clumsy.

(3)

Clumsily or unskillfully performed:
The opera was marred by an awkward aria.

(4)

Difficult to handle or manage:
an awkward bundle to carry.

(5)

Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
an awkward pose.

(6)

Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
an awkward remark; an awkward silence.

(7)

Requiring great tact, ingenuity, skill, and discretion:
An awkward situation arose during the peace talks.

语源

(1)

Middle English awkeward [in the wrong way]

(2)

awke [wrong] from Old Norse ?fugr [backward] * see apo-

(3)

-ward [-ward]

继承用法

awkwardly
adv.

awkwardness
n.

参考词汇

(1)

awkward, clumsy, maladroit, inept, gauche, ungainly

(2)

These adjectives mean lacking grace or skill in movement, manner, or performance.

(3)

Awkward and

(4)

clumsy, the least specific, are often interchangeable. Both emphasize lack of physical dexterity (
an awkward dancer;
clumsy fingers); both can also suggest embarrassment or lack of ease (
several awkward moments in the discussion;
offered a clumsy apology).

(5)

Maladroit implies tactlessness or lack of skill in social relations:
a maladroit comment.

(6)

Inept applies to inappropriate actions and speech:
If the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

(7)

Gauche suggests a lack of social polish:
too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate.

(8)

Ungainly implies a visible lack of grace in form or movement:
long, ungainly legs;
an ungainly gesture.

英汉化学大词典

awkward
adj.难用的,笨拙的

英汉海运大词典

awkward
笨拙的尴尬的难使用的

英汉计算机大词典

awkward
adj.难用的(笨拙的)

英汉建筑大词典

awkward
adj.粗劣的,难辨的,有毛病的

英汉中医大词典

awkward
n.呆板的,笨拙的,使用不便的

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