awkwardness

Definitions of awkwardness
1

n trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape

Synonyms:
cumbersomeness, unwieldiness
Type of:
inconvenience, troublesomeness, worriment
a difficulty that causes anxiety

n unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

Synonyms:
clumsiness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness, slowness
Types:
rustiness
ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice
Type of:
unskillfulness
a lack of cognitive skill

n the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

Synonyms:
clumsiness
Antonyms:
gracefulness
beautiful carriage
Types:
gracelessness, ungracefulness
an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression
gawkiness, ungainliness
the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant
stiffness
the property of moving with pain or difficulty
Type of:
bearing, carriage, posture
characteristic way of bearing one's body

n the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

Synonyms:
clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness
Types:
woodenness
the quality of being wooden and awkward
gaucherie, rusticity
the quality of being rustic or gauche
Type of:
inelegance
the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

n the quality of an embarrassing situation

“he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal”
Synonyms:
nuisance value
Type of:
disadvantage
the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

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