hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment;
"awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"
"an awkward pause followed his remark"
"a sticky question"
"in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy;
- He has an unenviable record of ill-health.
- She was given the unenviable task of informing the losers.
- He was in the unenviable position of having to choose between imprisonment or exile.