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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The state of being clumsy or uncomfortable.

Usage examples (33)
  • Francine feared her awkwardness would keep her off the gymnastic team.
  • He sensed the awkwardness of his proposal
  • But, the awkwardness is the best part of it, it’s like they’re making it up as they go along.
  • However, awkwardness is not a condition that is limited to gawky teens who haven't grown into their feet yet. for more
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