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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)

    Synonyms:
    clumsiness, ineptness, clunkiness, inelegance, ineptitude

  2. awkwardness(noun)

    The state or quality of being awkward

    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

How to use awkwardness in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Misfortune is mostly an awkwardness!

  5. 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.


Translations for awkwardness

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

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