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  Words related to awkwardness

Related / Similar Words: cumbersomeness, unwieldiness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness, nuisance value, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness

 

Definition:
  • trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano";
  • the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment);
  • the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant;
  • the quality of an embarrassing situation; "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal";
  • unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training;

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    Hyponyms: rusticity, gaucherie, gracelessness, ungracefulness, gawkiness, ungainliness, stiffness

     

     
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