awkwardness awkwardness  /ˈɔkwərd nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
  2. (n) the quality of an embarrassing situation
  3. (n) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  4. (n) the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
  5. (n) trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape

Usage(s):

  1. There's unlikely to be much awkwardness, however, when Obama encounters ordinary Czechs, among whom there is tremendous excitement over his visit.
  2. All have expressed mixed feelings, describing painor, at the very least, awkwardnessas well as joy, when thinking about home.
  3. These are great comix, because, told with few words, Drechsler reveals the character's confusion and awkwardness through the details of her drawing.

News

  1. Billy Joel Ends Feud With Elton John At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

    Billy Joel and Elton John have finally made up, or at least killed the awkwardness behind their feud. On Thursday night, the two pianist had a reconciliation of sorts after John publicly bashed Joel in 2011 by saying he wasn’t taking his battle with alcoholism seriously and that he was also lazy. “He’s going to... Read more » Billy Joel Ends Feud With Elton John At Songwriters Hall Of Fame ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Korean player finds black pitcher to be a bit too black

    Saw this via Baseball Think Factory. On the one hand, oh my stars and garters that anyone would say something like this. But really, this makes me laugh out loud more than anything because it’s so damn matter-of-fact that finding actual racism in it as opposed to just cringingly-bad social awkwardness is a real stretch.…
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

  3. John Boehner Embarrassed Himself in Front of Kate Upton

    Two things you may not know about Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton: (1) She just turned 21 years old. (2) Her uncle is Michigan congressman Fred Upton. Put those together and you get a recipe for some serendipitous awkwardness.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "As long as you don't bring your gayness on me I'm fine," Randolph said. "As far as business-wise, I'm sure I could play with him. But I think it would create a little awkwardness in the locker room."
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Shavlik Randolph Source: ESPN

  2. "I can't explain the awkwardness. I didn't think it would be that awkward," Smoltz told the Boston Globe. "I've been doing this for a long time, but it was awkward. But, I've not gone that long without being on the mound."
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: John Smoltz Source: ESPN

  3. "I didn't think it was strange," Green said. "He was out there going through some reps and individual drills, but there was no awkwardness on my part."
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Trent Green Source: USA Today

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