Origin of awkward
Examples from the Web for awkwardly
Even Anderson Cooper, who Fitzgibbon once awkwardly introduced himself to at an airport, knows the publication.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West awkwardly embrace in color-coordinated pastel suits for their re-imagined Vogue cover.
When Don bails the next day, and Amy awkwardly bounces, Megan is once again left all alone, and frustrated.Mad Men’s ‘The Runaways’: Three-Way Sex and Self-Mutilation in the Craziest Episode Yet|Marlow Stern|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Awkwardly for Clinton, those critics may number more and more of the people whose support brought her as far as she has come.
We start slowly, shyly, and awkwardly just like most teenagers discovering the birds and the bees.
He took the hand that was offered to him, but took it awkwardly, and sat down as he was bidden.Lady Anna|Anthony Trollope
She wore a dress which did not suit her; her hair was awkwardly arranged; there was a scowl on her brow.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
A young man wearing a windbreaker jacket and awkwardly holding a crowbar spoke first.The Mystery of Jockey Hollow|Cleo Garis
Horace is awkwardly placed between these two friendly remonstrants, to whom he promises perpetual love.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
Festing complied; awkwardly at first, and then with growing confidence.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
Word Origin for awkward
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.