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What is another word for awkwardness?

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Noun
The state or characteristic of being feeling shy, embarrassed, or self-conscious
“George fought hard to overcome his awkwardness and was determined to ask Lorraine out on a date.”
Noun
Clumsiness or inelegance in doing something
“I am a naval officer, with legs that walk decks, but suffer bouts of awkwardness when attempting to dance.”
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The state or fact of being troublesome or aggravating
“I had to endure the awkwardness of having to take part in a family get-together in which some members were not on cordial terms.”
Noun
The state or quality of being unwieldy or cumbersome
“Krista hugged him despite the awkwardness of the heavy pack he still wore.”
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A feeling of unease or embarrassment
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The state of being argumentative
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The quality or state of being insubordinate
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Lack of fluency
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Having the potential to inflame emotions
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Stiffness or inhibition of one's behavior, approach or manner
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The state or quality of being impractical
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The state or quality of being socially awkward
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A condition of being restless, uneasy or nervous
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The quality of being inexpressive
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A lack of experience
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A mistake arising from or resulting in confusion
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