Dictionary Results for awkwardness

1. awkwardness - noun

· unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

Synonym(s): clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness

Hypernym(s): unskillfulness

2. awkwardness - noun

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

Synonym(s): nuisance_value

Hypernym(s): disadvantage

3. awkwardness - noun

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

Synonym(s): clumsiness

Hypernym(s): carriage, bearing, posture

Antonym(s): gracefulness

4. awkwardness - noun

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

Synonym(s): clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness

Hypernym(s): inelegance

5. awkwardness - noun

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

Synonym(s): cumbersomeness, unwieldiness

Hypernym(s): troublesomeness, inconvenience, worriment

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