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Synonyms for awkwardnessawk·ward·ness

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Wiktionary

  1. awkwardnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    clumsiness, ineptness, clunkiness, inelegance, ineptitude

  2. awkwardnessnoun

    The state or quality of being awkward

    Synonyms:
    ineptness, inelegance, ineptitude, clumsiness, clunkiness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slownessnoun

    unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

    Synonyms:
    subnormality, maladroitness, deliberation, unsuitableness, backwardness, slowness, unsuitability, cumbersomeness, nuisance value, ineptness, stiffness, retardation, mental retardation, clumsiness, gracelessness, unhurriedness, deliberateness, worthlessness, unwieldiness, ineptitude

    Antonyms:
    gracefulness

  2. awkwardness, nuisance valuenoun

    the quality of an embarrassing situation

    "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"

    Synonyms:
    ineptitude, slowness, ineptness, clumsiness, cumbersomeness, maladroitness, gracelessness, nuisance value, stiffness, unwieldiness

    Antonyms:
    gracefulness

  3. awkwardness, clumsinessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    ineptitude, slowness, ineptness, clumsiness, cumbersomeness, maladroitness, gracelessness, nuisance value, stiffness, unwieldiness

    Antonyms:
    gracefulness

  4. awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffnessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    hardness, maladroitness, severeness, rigor, slowness, cumbersomeness, nuisance value, ineptness, stiffness, rigour, harshness, inclemency, clumsiness, gracelessness, ungracefulness, rigorousness, severity, rigourousness, unwieldiness, ineptitude

    Antonyms:
    gracefulness

  5. awkwardness, cumbersomeness, unwieldinessnoun

    trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape

    "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"

    Synonyms:
    ineptitude, slowness, ineptness, clumsiness, cumbersomeness, maladroitness, gracelessness, nuisance value, stiffness, unwieldiness

    Antonyms:
    gracefulness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "awkwardness":

    embarrassment

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#53531slowness
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#101812clumsiness
#119417worthlessness
#166485ineptness
#169885unsuitability

How to use awkwardness in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Misfortune is mostly an awkwardness!

  2. Kelsey Crowe:

    I wanted the tone of this book to be super friendly and relatable and even light so People You aren't turned off by it because it's such a heavy topic, encountering Emily's work, it seemed like such a good pairing of mindsets about how to make People You feel comfortable with the awkwardness of this situation, which is being there in times of suffering.

  3. Emily McDowell:

    We just don't know what to say as a culture. It's not something we are taught, people You are terrified of saying the wrong thing or making it worse or feeling awkward, and awkwardness is scary for People You. I wanted to make a book that was attractive to people who would be scared off by a self-help book.

  4. Helen Keller:

    Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

  5. Helen Keller:

    Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

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Translations for awkwardness

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  • непохватност, несръчностBulgarian
  • Ungeschicklichkeit, Umständlichkeit, Plumpheit, Unbeholfenheit, PeinlichkeitGerman
  • malgraciecoEsperanto
  • torpezaSpanish
  • maladresseFrench
  • liopastachtIrish
  • onbeholpenheid, onhandigheidDutch

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