Synonyms for Awkward:

adj.

clumsy, inelegant (adjective)
green, unrefined, bulky, gawky, bumbling, incompetent, unpolished, coarse, inept, unskilled, amateurish, stiff, rude, ungraceful, unskillful, ungainly, inexpert, klutzy, graceless.
difficult to handle (adjective)
incommodious, unwieldy, unmanageable, uncomfortable, cramped, cumbersome, disagreeable, troublesome, inconvenient.
embarrassing (adjective)
embarrassed, difficult, sticky, untimely, ill at ease, delicate, painful, inopportune.
heavy (adjective)
lumpish.
inappropriate (adjective)
untimely.
inelegant (adjective)
coarse, raw, gawky, rude, uncivil, earthy, crude, inelegant, graceless, tawdry, brutish, unpolished, undignified, tactless, vulgar, clumsy, barbarous, gross, boorish, unrefined, tasteless.
inopportune (adjective)
inauspicious, belated, untimely, inopportune, inconvenient, unpunctual, inexpedient, inappropriate, infelicitous, delinquent.
self-conscious (adjective)
self-conscious.
unskillful (adjective)
incompetent, crude, unskillful, Skill-less, inept, amateurish, unpracticed, unpolished.
untrained (adjective)
unskilled.

n.

be all fingers and thumbs, convulsive, robotic, jerky. contentious, disruptive, ability, lumpish, bad, fraught, troublesome, adverse, problematic, klutzy, invidious. complicated, demanding, arduous, punishing, challenging, gauche, tough, bumbling, taxing, be an effort, heavy-handed. humiliating, guilty, unfortunate, unhappy, ignominious, good, shameful, painful. constrained, feelings. awkward (noun)
sticky, clumsy, inept, hard, strained, ungraceful, laboured, ill-chosen, gawky, inconvenient, embarrassing, uneasy, labored, bunglesome, difficult, cumbersome, inapt, ungainly, infelicitous, unenviable, graceless, unwieldy, wooden, uncomfortable, ill at ease, clunky, unmanageable.
embarrassing (noun)
delicate, touchy.
inconvenient (noun)
disagreeable, incommodious, heavy, cramped, ponderous.
uncomfortable (noun)
embarrassed, ashamed, self-conscious.

Other synonyms:

humiliating, klutzy, robotic, shameful, bumbling, constrained, convulsive, jerky, ignominious. embarrassed. heavy, painful. guilty, bulky, unhappy. unfortunate. delicate. awkward
heavy-handed.
clumsy
left-handed.
formal
stiff.
incompetent
inexpert.
uncomfortable
incommodious, uncomfortable.
uncouth
gauche.

Usage examples for awkward

  1. She never had a husband, you see, and that makes it so awkward – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  2. The subject would naturally be an awkward one for her to discuss. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  3. I can understand that the question is awkward – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont