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1. awkwardness

noun. ['ˈɔkwɝdnəs'] the quality of an embarrassing situation.

Synonyms

  • disadvantage

Antonyms

  • convenience
  • suitableness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • awkward (English)
  • -ward (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Awkwardness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word awkwardness


1. Noun, singular or mass
It may be a bit of a white lie, but it can help to cover the awkwardness.

Quotes containing the word awkwardness


1. You learn timing on the road. You learn structure and how to read an audience. You learn so much about the business of laughter that you can't learn on a set, because it's all on you. Sometimes you bomb, and you know not to tell that joke again... You just hope people find the humor in the awkwardness.
- Marlon Wayans

2. Silence is expansive, filling up a whole room in seconds, like a balloon filled with awkwardness. It’s amazing how saying nothing can be so different from having nothing to say.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. 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.
- Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

2. awkwardness

noun. ['ˈɔkwɝdnəs'] the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment).

Synonyms

  • gaucherie
  • clumsiness
  • woodenness
  • stiffness
  • rusticity
  • inelegance

Antonyms

  • elegance
  • incapableness
  • irresoluteness
  • elasticity

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • awkward (English)
  • -ward (English)

3. awkwardness

noun. ['ˈɔkwɝdnəs'] unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training.

Synonyms

  • maladroitness
  • ineptness
  • unskillfulness
  • ineptitude
  • slowness
  • clumsiness

Antonyms

  • coordination
  • fluency
  • ability
  • efficiency

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • awkward (English)
  • -ward (English)

4. awkwardness

noun. ['ˈɔkwɝdnəs'] the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant.

Synonyms

  • gracelessness
  • ungracefulness
  • bearing
  • posture
  • carriage
  • clumsiness
  • gawkiness
  • stiffness

Antonyms

  • tastefulness
  • appropriateness
  • fitness
  • suitability

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • awkward (English)
  • -ward (English)

5. awkwardness

noun. ['ˈɔkwɝdnəs'] trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape.

Synonyms

  • inconvenience
  • cumbersomeness
  • unwieldiness
  • worriment

Antonyms

  • unrelatedness
  • unerect
  • erect
  • incapability

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • awkward (English)
  • -ward (English)
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