Definition of awkwardness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôkwərdnəs/


The quality of being awkward: there was a moment of awkwardness the awkwardness of youth
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  • Nervousness and awkwardness set in before the next track brings the funk back.
  • The campaign is unlikely to help, and quite likely to increase awkwardness and embarrassment.
  • There is a pervading sense of discomfort and awkwardness about their arrangement and interaction.
embarrassment, self-consciousness, discomfort, discomfiture, uneasiness, edginess, tension, nervousness
ungainliness, clumsiness, lack of coordination, gracelessness, inelegance, ineptness, gaucheness, gawkiness
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