awkwardness

Definitions of awkwardness
  1. noun
    trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
    synonyms: cumbersomeness, unwieldiness
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    type of:
    inconvenience, troublesomeness, worriment
    a difficulty that causes anxiety
  2. noun
    unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    synonyms: clumsiness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness, slowness
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    types:
    rustiness
    ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice
    type of:
    unskillfulness
    a lack of cognitive skill
  3. noun
    the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
    synonyms: clumsiness
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    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
  4. noun
    the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
    synonyms: clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness
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    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
  5. noun
    the quality of an embarrassing situation
    “he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal”
    synonyms: nuisance value
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    type of:
    disadvantage
    the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
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