Definitions of awkwardness:
  • noun:   trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
  • noun:   the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
  • noun:   the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  • noun:   the quality of an embarrassing situation
    Example: "He sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"
  • noun:   unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

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