Definition of Awkwardness

1. Noun. Unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training.

Exact synonyms: Clumsiness, Ineptitude, Ineptness, Maladroitness, Slowness
Generic synonyms: Unskillfulness
Specialized synonyms: Rustiness
Derivative terms: Awkward, Awkward, Clumsy, Inept, Maladroit, Slow



2. Noun. The quality of an embarrassing situation. "He sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"
Exact synonyms: Nuisance Value
Generic synonyms: Disadvantage
Derivative terms: Awkward

3. Noun. The carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant.
Exact synonyms: Clumsiness
Generic synonyms: Bearing, Carriage, Posture
Specialized synonyms: Gracelessness, Ungracefulness, Gawkiness, Ungainliness, Stiffness
Antonyms: Gracefulness
Derivative terms: Clumsy

4. Noun. The inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment).
Exact synonyms: Clumsiness, Gracelessness, Stiffness
Generic synonyms: Inelegance
Specialized synonyms: Woodenness, Gaucherie, Rusticity
Derivative terms: Awkward, Clumsy, Graceless, Graceless, Stiff

5. Noun. Trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape. "The movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
Exact synonyms: Cumbersomeness, Unwieldiness
Generic synonyms: Inconvenience, Troublesomeness, Worriment
Derivative terms: Awkward, Cumbersome, Unwieldy

Definition of Awkwardness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being awkward ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Awkwardness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Awkwardness

awhaped
awhapes
awhaping
awheel
awheels
awhile
awhirl
awing
awk
awkly
awkward
awkward squad
awkwarder
awkwardest
awkwardly
awkwardness (current term)
awkwardnesses
awkwardnessful
awkweird
awl
awlbird
awlbirds
awless
awlessness
awllike
awls
awluz
awlwort
awlworts
awm

Literary usage of Awkwardness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"... of mind or body. awkward- sometimes result from the unsuccessful endeavour to apply any ness. XXII. 31. The pains of awkwardness are the pains which 3. ..."

2. The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: From 1817-1882 by Frederick Douglass, John Lobb (1882)
"Journey to Covey's—Meditations by the way—Covey's house—Family— awkwardness as a field hand—A cruel beating—Why given—Description of Covey—First attempt at ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1888)
"The argument for design is utterly put out of court by the awkwardness of the whole plan, and the disease and suffering caused in mammalian females by the ..."

4. A Manual of Politeness: Comprising the Principles of Etiquette, and Rules of by Marshall, W., & co., pub (1837)
"THE following satire on awkwardness is taken from Blackwood's Magazine, and may very probably be the production - of Professor Wilson himself. ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Awkwardness on Dictionary.com!Search for Awkwardness on Thesaurus.com!Search for Awkwardness on Google!Search for Awkwardness on Wikipedia!

Search