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Home secretary : I sweated blood to get that antiterror legislation through, but...
Man : There's always an excuse. You've got problems with your backbenchers, you've got problems with the Lords, problems with the opposition, problems in Cabinet...
Home secretary : Sorry, but democracy can be bloody awkward sometime.

Could you please give me synonyms of "awkward" in this context ?
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    awkward - complex - complicated - difficult - involved - ...

    The Home Sec is grumbling about how much easier it must be to get extreme legislation enacted when it isn't necessary to go through the many steps required by a parliamentary democracy.
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