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Synonyms for awkwardness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness(noun)

    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 value(noun)

    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, clumsiness(noun)

    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, stiffness(noun)

    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, unwieldiness(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. awkwardness(noun)

    The state or quality of being awkward

    Synonyms:
    clumsiness, ineptness, clunkiness, inelegance, ineptitude

  2. awkwardness(noun)

    Synonyms:
    ineptness, inelegance, ineptitude, clumsiness, clunkiness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. awkwardness(n)

    Synonyms:
    boorishness, clownishness, clumsiness, fatuity, folly, ill manners, ill-breeding, rudeness, stupidity, unmannerliness, unwisdom

    Antonyms:
    address, address, adroitness, courtesy, dexterity, discretion, ingenuity, manners, politeness, readiness, tact

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    embarrassment

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#10009severity
#19789retardation
#20444stupidity
#20803hardness
#21891folly
#23170embarrassment
#23226stiffness
#30710deliberation
#38903rigor
#53531slowness
#61866rudeness
#64493rigour
#70255harshness
#76733awkwardness
#79193ineptitude
#96428backwardness
#101812clumsiness
#119417worthlessness
#166485ineptness
#169885unsuitability

Translations for awkwardness

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

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