*this silence is not a warm silence. no. the silence is filled with unspoken words and tension.
the family just stared in awkward silence at the tv after the raunchy sex scene came on.
nate and taylor sat in awkward silence after he said he loved her.
A word used by people- mainly high school trend followers- to describe anything, anywhere, at any time, when no other words enter the brain.
Awkward used to be a word people used to describe a time when tension fills the air, eye contact is made and broken, and an uncomfortable mood sets in.
More likely than not, the case in question was not in any way awkward.
High school trend follower: Awkward!
Naked old man: *cough cough HHACCKK!!*