Synonyms of awkwardness


1. awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness, unskillfulness

usage: unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

2. awkwardness, nuisance value, disadvantage

usage: the quality of an embarrassing situation; "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"

3. awkwardness, clumsiness, carriage, bearing, posture

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

4. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness, inelegance

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

5. awkwardness, cumbersomeness, unwieldiness, troublesomeness, inconvenience, worriment

usage: trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"

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