Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
  2. (noun, attribute) the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
  3. (noun, attribute) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  4. (noun, attribute) the quality of an embarrassing situation
  5. (noun, cognition) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

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Antonyms of Awkwardness


Origin of the word Awkwardness

  1. 1704, "lack of grace," from awkward + -ness. Meaning "physical clumsiness" is attested from c.1770; that of "social embarrassment" is from 1788. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Awkwardness

accordance, according, acridness, asserting, assuredness

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