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awkward (root-meaning ‘turned in a wrong direction’; 2 not pre-S.)
1. perverse H5 II. iv. 85 “no sinister nor no claim.”
2. untoward, unfavourable, adverse 2H6 III. ii. 83 “by awkward wind . . . Drove back,” Per. V. i. 94.
3. uncouth, ungainly Troil. I. iii. 149 “ridiculous and awkward action.”
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