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  • nounclumsiness; inelegance
  • noundifficulty
  • nounembarrassment

synonyms for awkwardness

  • ignorance
  • ineptitude
  • amateurishness
  • artlessness
  • boorishness
  • coarseness
  • crudeness
  • gawkiness
  • gracelessness
  • greenness
  • inability
  • incompetence
  • ineptness
  • maladroitness
  • rudeness
  • tactlessness
  • uncouthness
  • ungainliness
  • unskillfulness
  • cloddishness
  • inexpertness
  • oafishness
  • uncoordination
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antonyms for awkwardness

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  • politeness
  • sophistication
  • artfulness
  • cleverness
  • convenience
  • dexterity
  • ease
  • easiness
  • elegance
  • grace
  • handiness
  • skill
  • straightforwardness
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How to use awkwardness in a sentence

Lucia said their initial interaction felt tense and awkward — but it helped that they were wearing nearly the same color and style of ankle boots.
DATE LAB UPDATE: THEIR BOOTS MATCHED, AT LEAST! HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.DAMONA HOFFMANNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Between those two things, there was almost no way to stop the timing from being very awkward.
PFIZER’S VACCINE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE POLITICALMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)NOVEMBER 10, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Being able to hear people’s voices made them feel significantly closer to the stranger and turned out not to be more awkward than text-chatting.
TEXTING ALL DAY? YOU’LL FEEL HAPPIER IF YOU PICK UP THE PHONE AND CHAT.JILL SUTTIENOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
At some unknown point, another manzanita sprouted, unrecognized and in a most awkward spot.
HOW PASSION, LUCK AND SWEAT SAVED SOME OF NORTH AMERICA’S RAREST PLANTSSUSAN MILIUSNOVEMBER 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Cody won Head of Household over Enzo and Nicole, meaning he could decide whom to take to the final two — a situation made more awkward by the fact that he had promised both of them he would remain loyal to the end.
HOW ‘BIG BROTHER’ (BARELY) REDEEMED ITSELF AFTER ONE OF THE MOST BORING SEASONS EVEREMILY YAHROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
To avoid an awkward exchange, you flash them a friendly smile.
3 WAYS TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS WHILE WEARING A MASKCHERYL CHAMBERSOCTOBER 26, 2020QUARTZ
On the ground, the dinosaurs would’ve been slow and awkward and easily picked off by predators.
DINOSAURS MAY HAVE EVOLVED INTO BIRDS, BUT EARLY FLIGHTS DIDN’T GO SO WELLKATE BAGGALEYOCTOBER 23, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This is an awkward scenario because it can easily make the customer feel insignificant and unmemorable.
HOW TO CREATE A CONSISTENT OMNICHANNEL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCERODNEY LAWSOCTOBER 22, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
We had the most awkward conversation I’ve ever had in my life.
HE AIN’T HEAVY. HE’S A CHILD MOLESTER.EUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 20, 2020OZY
How could she readily become accustomed to such without displaying awkwardness.
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WORDS RELATED TO AWKWARDNESS

  • awkwardness
  • clumsiness
  • crudeness
  • gawkiness
  • gracelessness
  • inelegance
  • ineptitude
  • uncoordination
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.