Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: awkwardness
IPA transcription: ['ɔkwɚdnəs]
Pronunciations of awkwardness
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: awkwardness, cumbersomeness, unwieldiness
    Meaning: trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
  • Synonyms: awkwardness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness
    Meaning: the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
  • Synonyms: awkwardness, clumsiness
    Meaning: the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  • Synonyms: awkwardness, nuisance_value
    Meaning: the quality of an embarrassing situation; "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"
  • Synonyms: awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness
    Meaning: unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
Usage examples
  • Excuse my awkwardness."
  • He felt his awkwardness leaving him.
  • The Duchess was made to understand that she must prevent any such awkwardness.
  • When Natasha left the room Pierre's confusion and awkwardness immediately vanished and were replaced by eager excitement.
  • They all three of them now experienced that feeling of awkwardness which usually follows after a serious and heartfelt talk.
  • There was a conviction in the way she said this, and a felicity in her believing it, which conduced to Isabel's awkwardness.
  • When he reached his room, he tenderly laid the hat upon his bookshelf, and to wear off his awkwardness, mounted his wheel and went spinning on trail again.
  • She never lost a moment of time, and seemed almost to grudge the necessary leisure for relaxation and play-hours, which might be partly accounted for by the awkwardness in all games occasioned by her shortness of sight.
  • The singing-seats, projecting from the central portion of the gallery, furnished me with another hebdomadal study, in large gilt letters of antique awkwardness, which so impressed themselves on my mind that I see them now.
  • But when Mr. Rodd leaves the problem of the Unconditioned to take care of itself, and makes no attempt to solve the mysteries of the Ego and the non-Ego, he is very pleasant reading indeed. A Mazurka of Chopin is charming, in spite of the awkwardness of the fifth line, and so are the verses on Assisi, and those on San Servolo at Venice.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Shyness, License CC BY-SA 4.0