Definition of awkwardness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːkwədnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːkwərdnəs//
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  1. 1feelings or signs of embarrassment She laughed to cover up her feeling of awkwardness. There was no awkwardness between them.
  2. 2the fact of being shaped or made in a way that is not pleasant or easy to deal with the awkwardness of the sentence construction
  3. 3the fact that somebody moves in a way that is not easy or attractive his physical awkwardness