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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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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (3):
    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 3.2
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