1. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

Similar word(s): clumsiness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness, slowness

Definition categories: thought, unskillfulness

2. the quality of an embarrassing situation

- he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

Definition categories: attribute, disadvantage

3. the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

Similar word(s): clumsiness

Definition categories: attribute, bearing, carriage, posture

4. the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

Similar word(s): clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness

Definition categories: attribute, inelegance

5. trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape

Similar word(s): cumbersomeness, unwieldiness

Definition categories: attribute, inconvenience, troublesomeness, worriment