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1. [Clumsiness]Syn. inaptitude, clumsiness, ineptitude, ineptness, inability, incompetence, botchery, gawkiness, maladroitness, crudeness, ignorance, heavy-handedness, unhandiness, ungainliness, ungracefulness, oafishness, gracelessness, butterfingers*, handful of thumbs*, klutziness*.Ant. ability*, grace*, competence.2. [Embarrassment]Syn. embarrassment, discomfiture, gaucherie, tactlessness; see embarrassment 1 , 2 ,.
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awkwardness — [n1] clumsiness; inelegance amateurishness, artlessness, boorishness, cloddishness, coarseness, crudeness, gawkiness, gracelessness, greenness*, ignorance, inability, incompetence, ineptitude, ineptness, inexpertness, maladroitness, oafishness,… … New thesaurus
awkwardness — index embarrassment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
awkwardness — (n.) 1704, lack of grace, from AWKWARD (Cf. awkward) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning physical clumsiness is attested from c.1770; that of social embarrassment is from 1788 … Etymology dictionary
Awkwardness — Awkward Awk ward ([add]k we[ e]rd), a. [Awk + ward.] 1. Wanting dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments; not dexterous; without skill; clumsy; wanting ease, grace, or effectiveness in movement; ungraceful; as, he was awkward at a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
awkwardness — awkward ► ADJECTIVE 1) hard to do or deal with. 2) causing or feeling embarrassment. 3) inconvenient. 4) clumsy. DERIVATIVES awkwardly adverb awkwardness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete … English terms dictionary
awkwardness — noun 1. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training • Syn: ↑clumsiness, ↑ineptness, ↑ineptitude, ↑maladroitness, ↑slowness • Derivationally related forms: ↑slow (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
awkwardness — noun see awkward … New Collegiate Dictionary
awkwardness — See awkwardly. * * * … Universalium
awkwardness — noun The state or quality of being awkward Syn: clunkiness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, inelegance See Also: awkwardly … Wiktionary
awkwardness — awkÂ·wardness || É”ËkwÉ™dnÉªs n. gracelessness, ineptness, clumsiness, cumbersomeness … English contemporary dictionary