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Synonyms for awkwardness

Synonyms for awkwardness

unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

the quality of an embarrassing situation

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the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape

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Growing up didn't help with the awkwardness. There were just so many opportunities lost because I just could not get what was before me - how I should react to it or deal with it.
"She and Brad had some awkwardness between them for many years and didn't speak.
You have referred to these times as a golden age of awkwardness. What makes you say this?
There was no awkwardness as Kylie, 50, chatted to Andres, 40, who she split from five years ago.
Earlier, on Saturday, PPP Co-Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari faced the same awkwardness as he narrowly dodged an unwelcoming kissin his visit to the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine.
Apart from the condescending undertones and the awkwardness of your people being referred to as "they" in your presence, I didn't find anything offensive in her statement.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Authorities in the Indian city of Hyderabad moved to rid the streets of beggars, citing the "annoyance and awkwardness" that they cause to traffic and public.
Shelby: Awkwardness is a worthy topic for discussion.
Two in five (38%) of the disabled people quizzed said they hide their impairment as a result of encountering poor attitudes and awkwardness.
Stars such as James Corden (right), Danny Dyer and Jack Whitehall discuss the social awkwardness around holidays.
VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS Channel 4, 10pm SOCIAL awkwardness is about as British as Buckingham Palace.
Bilawal expressed his awkwardness regarding the scenario associated with the female political enthusiasts in the country by stating that Its 2016 already stop embarrassing us.
Advertising experts say that awkwardness is a peculiar attribute of the national mood these days.
In Documentary's Awkward Turn: Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship, Jason Middleton examines the varied rhetorical uses of awkwardness in contemporary documentary film and reality-based media.