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awk·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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How to use awkwardness in a sentence?

  1. Johnathan Handel:

    If there is a strike what viewers would see is a ripple effect, the late night shows which are scripted on a day-to-day basis…would immediately go to an improv kind of a situation and a sort of an awkwardness. Then, you’re talking about the weekly showsSaturday NightLive, for example, which could go dark or into re-runs.

  2. 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.

  3. Vanessa Bohns:

    When you are in crisis, there is often a lot of awkwardness to figuring out what people can do, it's a lot easier to ask for something on behalf of someone else than to ask for it yourself. Knowing that you can get little bits of support( from many different people) instead of being so dependent on a few individuals gives reassurance without the baggage of feeling dependent or guilty.

  4. Pierre Tariot:

    There is an element of stigma here towards brain and mental health problems in general, i would call it professional awkwardness. I can't really help this condition, why invest time and energy talking about it, it makes me squirm.

  5. 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.


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