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Awkwardness

See also Ineptitude.
Clouseau, Inspector Jacques
bungling detective who inadvertently but always gets his man. [Am. Cinema: “The Pink Panther” in Halliwell, 565–566]
Crane, Ichabod
lanky Yankee schoolmaster who loves Katrina. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
Dobbin, Captain William
tall, uncouth, awkward fellow with large feet. [Br. Lit.: Vanity Fair]
Goofy
bumbling, awkward dog; originally named Dippy Dawg. [Comics: “Mickey Mouse” in Horn, 492]
Gringoire
a penniless, stupid, and oafish poet. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Li’l Abner
ungainly comic strip oaf with height of six foot three. [Comics: Horn, 450]
Small, Lennie
simple-minded, clumsy giant; parasite of George. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men]
White Knight
falls off his horse every time it stops. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
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At least your more complete expression provides a reason for the hatband being awkward. And it probably died out when people stopped wearing hats.
The final essays in the collection are Wilson's own statement "I Want a Black Director" (for the film version of Fences) and Michael Awkward's analysis of that statement.
This rather awkward style of cheek kiss with contrasting touch and little in the way of choreography would normally suggest a social or business greeting or farewell kiss between colleagues or friends, suggesting the Trump's might feel rather awkward performing PDAs for the cameras.
Life can be awkward for Benetti because of how cerebral palsy affects the way he walks, because of how it affects the way his eyes move, because when people meet him, they often act "on autopilot" and don't think before they speak.
And it seems the Rack City rapper, 29, is fed up with answering probing questions about their relationship, if today's awkward Good Morning Britain appearance is anything to go by.
And while only two of those have dented the top 40 - 2012's 20, which was a best-of collection, and 2007's Awkward Annie - she remains an enormously popular performer who has headlined the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival on several occasions and regularly tours to soldout houses.
Since I found the photos, I've felt really awkward around her.
Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, and the other members of the royal family have all been seen in awkward situations.
Awkward.Having a hobby that's different from everyone else's?
"Fury's awkward, any awkward fighter is going to be a tough fight - it's one of those things when you just have to figure him out.
Summary: Ty Tashiro, author of 'Awkward;, lined up for Emirates Lit Fest, says it can be a winner
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