Synonyms for 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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