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Definitions and Synonyms of awkwardness | Another word for awkwardness | What is awkwardness?

Definition 1: the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for awkwardness in the sense of this definition

(awkwardness is a kind of ...) characteristic way of bearing one's body

"stood with good posture"

(... is a kind of awkwardness ) an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression

(... is a kind of awkwardness ) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant

(... is a kind of awkwardness ) the property of moving with pain or difficulty

"he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck"

Definition 2: the quality of an embarrassing situation - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where awkwardness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

Synonyms for awkwardness in the sense of this definition

(awkwardness is a kind of ...) the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

Definition 3: trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where awkwardness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano

Synonyms for awkwardness in the sense of this definition

(awkwardness is a kind of ...) a difficulty that causes anxiety

Definition 4: the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for awkwardness in the sense of this definition

(awkwardness is a kind of ...) the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

(... is a kind of awkwardness ) the quality of being wooden and awkward

"he criticized the woodenness of the acting" "there was a certain woodenness in his replies"

(... is a kind of awkwardness ) the quality of being rustic or gauche

Definition 5: unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for awkwardness in the sense of this definition

(awkwardness is a kind of ...) a lack of cognitive skill

(... is a kind of awkwardness ) ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice

"his rustiness showed when he was asked to speed up"

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